Perlmutter Discusses U.S. Constitution Founding Principles During Rules Committee on Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

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Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) expressed support for action on gun violence prevention measures during a House Rules Committee hearing. In his remarks, Perlmutter noted communities have been harmed and families have forever been scarred from gun violence, and called the legislation before the House “practical, simple and reasonable efforts to curb this [gun] violence.” Pe...

Colorado’s US House Democrats Press for Progress on Background Check Issue Related to 2019 Threat of Columbine Copycat

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06) today led Colorado’s US House Democrats in pressing the Department of Justice to ensure states comply with background checks for those purchasing firearms out-of-state. This out of state background check issue was underscored during the 2019 incident when a Florida woman, who was reportedly obsessed with the Columbine High School tragedy, obtained a fire...

Bill introduced to close gun-buying loophole exposed by Sol Pais incident

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A Colorado congressman wants to close the loophole in the federal gun background check system that allowed 18-year-old Sol Pais in 2019 to purchase a shotgun in Littleton, prompting panic and school closures because authorities feared her obsession with the 1999 Columbine shooting would prompt her to commit similar violence. The bill introduced Wednesday by Rep. Joe Neguse, a Lafayette Democrat, w...

Perlmutter, Neguse Introduce Legislation to Secure Federal Background Check Process

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Washington, D.C. - As Vice Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today joined Reps. Joe Neguse, Madeleine Dean, Sheila Jackson Lee and Veronica Escobar in introducing legislation to secure the federal background check process and keep Colorado communities safe. Following a 2019 incident in which an 18-year-old woman from Florida flew to Colorado and ...

Perlmutter Applauds House Passage of FY22 Funding Bills, Including Millions for 7th Congressional District

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Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) applauded the passage of nine FY 2022 appropriations bills in the U.S. House of Representatives this week. These bills included nearly all of his Community Project Funding (CPF) requests, which in total would bring $7.6 million for Colorado’s 7th Congressional District. The projects range from infrastructure improvements and critical service...

Resolution Introduced to Designate July 20th as National Heroes Day

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Colorado Congressmen Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Jason Crow (D-CO) introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to designate July 20th as “National Heroes Day” to honor the sacrifices of everyday heroes. July 20th is the date of the horrific shooting which took place on July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. at a movie theater in which twelve lives were taken, sevent...

Perlmutter Applauds President Biden’s Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

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Lakewood, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today applauded President Biden and his administration for taking executive actions to reduce gun violence. The six Executive Orders include a rule to ensure devices such as a stabilizing brace which appears to have been used in the recent shooting in Boulder, Colorado would be subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act. “There have ...

Perlmutter wants more regulations for type of gun used in Boulder shooting

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Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D) wants stricter rules for pistols that shoot rifle rounds, like the weapon used in the mass shooting at the grocery store in Boulder. Perlmutter, fellow Colorado Democrat Rep. Joe Neguse and other members of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force sent a letter to President Joe Biden this week. They want an executive order to expand the National Firearms...

Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter Wants Tighter Regulations On Firearm Used In Boulder Grocery Store Shooting

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Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat who represents Colorado’s 7th Congressional District, is pushing to regulate the type of weapon police say was used in the Boulder grocery store shooting. Perlmutter, who is Vice Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, helped draft a letter to President Joe Biden. The letter was signed by 101 members of the U.S. House, including Colorado Reps. Joe Negu...

Democrats urge Biden to take executive action on assault-style firearms

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A group of more than 100 House Democrats on Wednesday urged President Biden to take executive action on regulating concealable assault-style firearms, after that type of weapon was used in the recent shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colo. In a letter to Biden led by Reps. Mike Thompson (Calif.), Joe Neguse (Colo.), Val Demings (Fla.) and Ed Perlmutter (Colo.), Democratic lawmakers called for ...

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