One Year Later, Deutch Introduces Bills to Help Reduce Gun Violence
Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), Chief Whip of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, recently introduced four bills to address gun violence in the United States.
On Thursday, Congressman Deutch introduced the National Firearms Amendment Act, which would add semiautomatic rifles that can accept a detachable magazine as a category of firearm regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA). The NFA, enacted by Congress following a horrific Valentine's Day gun violence massacre in 1929, applies tight regulations to fully automatic machine guns, short barreled shotguns, silencers, and other similar weapons of war.
On Thursday, Congressman Deutch reintroduced a bipartisan bill to raise the minimum age requirement from 18 to 21 for gun buyers purchasing any firearm, including shotguns or rifles, from federally licensed dealers. Currently, the federal minimum age requirement to purchase handguns is 21, while the minimum age requirement for shotguns or rifles is 18.
Today, Congressman Deutch joined Congressman Cicilline (RI-01) and 185+ other Members of Congress to reintroduce the Assault Weapons Ban, which would ban the sale, manufacture, or possession of new military-style assault weapons.
Today, Congressman Deutch joined with Congresswoman Val Demings (FL-10), former Police Chief of the Orlando Police Department, to introduce the Law Enforcement Protection Act, which would add armor-piercing, concealable weapons as a category under the National Firearms Act (NFA).