Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) held a telephone town hall with Dr. Rachel Herlihy, Colorado's State Epidemiolog...READ MORE
Gun violence has impacted too many families and communities in Colorado. Ed respects the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans and believes we can make common sense reforms to our country’s gun laws to make gun violence less easy, less frequent and less deadly.
As Vice-Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, Ed supports requiring universal background checks, strengthening the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) database, reinstating the federal ban on assault weapons, ensuring federal research into causes of gun violence, and specific legislation such as “No Fly, No Buy” and a ban on bump stocks and other devices which enable semiautomatic assault rifles to function as fully automatic weapons. In addition, Ed has introduced legislation to close the gaps in current federal gun policy by clarifying and expanding existing federal prohibitors related to mental health, substance abuse, history of violence, and other risk factors.