Rep. Carbajal's Gun Violence Prevention Bill Passes Committee

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[On Tuesday], the Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) Act of 2019, H.R. 1236, passed out of the House Judiciary Committee’s gun violence prevention markup, moving it one step closer to a vote on the House floor. The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) and co-led by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). 
 
“This is a historic day in the fight to end senseless gun violence. I am deeply proud that our Extreme Risk Protection Order Act passed through the Judiciary Committee and is one step closer to a vote on the House floor,” said Rep. Salud Carbajal. “ERPO laws are common sense—they keep guns out of the hands of those who are deemed a threat, they protect due process, keep our communities safe and save lives.”
 
“The Extreme Risk Protection Order Act is such an important step forward in combatting gun violence,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “Our bipartisan legislation would give state and local law enforcement a powerful tool to address mass shootings, suicides, domestic violence, and so many other forms of gun violence. It would help save lives while also respecting Americans’ due process rights. I look forward to voting for this bill on the House Floor soon, and strongly urge my Senate colleagues to take forceful action immediately to stop gun violence.”
 
“Congress can and must do more to address gun violence in our country. This bill is bipartisan and has already proven to work in a number of states. And while Senator McConnell single-handedly prevents commonsense gun safety measures from moving forward, House Democrats will continue to do the work the American people expect from us,” said Rep. Ted Deutch. “I was proud to vote for this bill tonight and I look forward to casting my vote on the House floor very soon.”
 

The ERPO Act, also known as a ‘red flag’ law, is a bill to temporarily keep guns out of the hands of those who are deemed a threat to themselves or others. It establishes a grant program to incentivize states to adopt extreme risk laws that would reduce gun deaths and injuries, while protecting due process rights. After the Judiciary Committee markup, the bill also includes an amendment to create a federal extreme risk protection order program. The bill will now move to the House floor for final passage.

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macpuzl Sep 12, 2019 10:05 AM
Rep. Carbajal's Gun Violence Prevention Bill Passes Committee

You can blather partisan rhetoric all day, but if you look at actual data on the issue of gun violence, there are some clear conclusions. Through its bought and paid for members of the legislative branch, the NRA has blocked the CDC from conducting epidemiological studies of gun violence, but it is such an important policy issue that numerous independent large-scale studies have been carried out. The data from these, along with the data from countries that do have gun control, show several things: (1) Gun violence has very little to do with mental illness. (2) More guns means more crime and death. (3) A gun in the home means your family members are an order of magnitude more likely to be injured or killed. (4) Strict national gun control works. ============================================================================= Well worth reading: ============================================================================= http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180417-what-would-happen-if-all-guns-disappeared ============================================================================= https://www.vox.com/2015/10/3/9444417/gun-violence-united-states-america

Alexblue Sep 12, 2019 02:03 PM
Rep. Carbajal's Gun Violence Prevention Bill Passes Committee

Good job, Chip, you've perfectly demonstrated why we are going down the toilet. When faced with fact based evidence, not opinions or your feelings about what freedom is, you'd rather go with ideology at the cost of human lives than look at modifying a modification of the constitution.

Chip of SB Sep 12, 2019 12:16 PM
Rep. Carbajal's Gun Violence Prevention Bill Passes Committee

So if someone can commission a "scientific" analysis that articulates how public safety can be improved, the constitutional protections of our civil rights no longer apply? If that's the case, I would suggest studying how many lives could be saved by repealing the fourth amendment. I would bet dollars to donuts it would be a lot more than we could achieve by repealing the second. And think of all the other crime that could be eliminated. Should we free the government from the antiquated and obsolete bill of rights based on "science" so we can feel safer?

gunsRfun Sep 12, 2019 06:56 AM
Rep. Carbajal's Gun Violence Prevention Bill Passes Committee

Friendly reminder that you can buy lower receivers, the one part of the gun that needs to be registered, in an incomplete form without any sort of paperwork and finish it yourself using a drill and router. But don't forget to tell the government about it so they can take it away from you and slay your family with ease.

Alexblue Sep 12, 2019 07:37 PM
Rep. Carbajal's Gun Violence Prevention Bill Passes Committee

Cool--you keep planning how you're going to kill people wearing uniforms with Amercan flags when you've decided there's been a socialist take-over, or whatever boogeyman you think is hiding under your bed.

Alexblue Sep 12, 2019 02:54 PM
Rep. Carbajal's Gun Violence Prevention Bill Passes Committee

And by the way, Gunsrfun, the fact that you have a fantasy about going to war against your own government demonstrates what kind of "patriot" you really are and how little you believe in the inherent strengths of our nation. The USA has been in existence for hundreds of years and your little fantasy has never come to pass--nor will it--and not because the US military is shivering in their boots about a bunch of weekend warriors planning the resistance when the gummint finally kicks in their doors.

yacht rocked Sep 11, 2019 07:37 PM
Rep. Carbajal's Gun Violence Prevention Bill Passes Committee

I'm willing to give up "due process" to take an assault rifle away from a potential nutcase until s/he's evaluated for mental competency. If competent, happy to return the weapon along with a box of chocolates and an apology note: "Sorry for the inconvenience, please recommence your lawful shooting activity."

Alexblue Sep 12, 2019 02:55 PM
Rep. Carbajal's Gun Violence Prevention Bill Passes Committee

"speculation that all lawful owners will be deemed a threat" is a paranoid fantasy used by gun makers and the NRA to keep the gun sales flowing, lining their pockets with blood money while thousands of Americans die by their own firearms. Niiiice.

a-1575973639 Sep 12, 2019 10:26 AM
Rep. Carbajal's Gun Violence Prevention Bill Passes Committee

No one wants nutcases to have a weapon. But lawful gun owners are wary of such red flag laws for a number of reasons. One reason is because of speculation that *all* lawful owners will someday be "deemed a threat" just because they own a weapon. CA has done per-purchase background checks for many years, so the state already has a database of names. In states where no background checks exist the records are available from credit cards purchases of weapons or ammo. The Bill of Rights was written in order to protect everyone's rights, even those with whom we disagree.

Chip of SB Sep 12, 2019 09:46 AM
Rep. Carbajal's Gun Violence Prevention Bill Passes Committee

So the bill of rights is more of a guideline than a rule??? What other exceptions are you willing to make??? If we could do search and seizure more broadly without due process we could probably save far more lives than confiscating every gun in this country. The government is here to help us, right??? The more we can erode away at the bill of rights, the more power we can give to the government, and the more it can help us. Brilliant idea!!!

CoastWatch Sep 11, 2019 02:26 PM
Rep. Carbajal's Gun Violence Prevention Bill Passes Committee

Just more wasted time and feel-good politics. Meanwhile, in California, our roads, bridges, water distribution systems, sewer treatment facilities and other vital infrastructure are crumbling away, with NOTHING getting addressed... Good Job Saluid-lol.

Factotum Sep 11, 2019 12:36 PM
Rep. Carbajal's Gun Violence Prevention Bill Passes Committee

Salud simply recycles Hannah-Beth's state "red flag" legislation. How has our state "red flag" legislation played out. Good thing Hannah-Beth does not copyright her work product. And Salud can repurpose and reuse them to look marginally effective for his generous tax payer funded salary.

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