Perlmutter Requests Review of NCIC Database Reporting Procedures

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Washington, D.C., November 7, 2017 | comments

Washington, D.C. – In the wake of the tragic gun violence in Sutherland Springs, Texas, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) is requesting that the Department of Defense conduct an immediate and thorough review detailing their procedures of reporting to the National Criminal Information Center database.

“A strong background check system can help prevent gun violence but the system only works when relevant information is added in a timely and accurate manner,” said Perlmutter. “It's important that we strengthen our background check system, but we must also take steps to make gun violence less easy, less frequent and less deadly. That means making it harder to get assault weapons, such as the semi-automatic weapon used in the Sutherland Springs tragedy.”

As Vice Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, Perlmutter supports several measures to reduce gun violence and keep our communities safe, including H.R. 4142, the Safer Communities Act of 2017 which was re-introduced in October 2017.

Click here for a PDF of the letter.

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