Davis: Let’s combat mass shootings as we do terrorism, drug trafficking, and child exploitation
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced he has joined a group of lawmakers in introducing the Mass Violence Prevention Act to combat mass shootings as the federal government has done with terrorism, drug trafficking, and child exploitation.
“We could create another law that does nothing but infringe on law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment right or we could create a system that could have stopped the last mass shooting and might stop the next,” said Davis. “We have many levels of law enforcement and thousands of laws across this country that work every day to prevent gun violence, but we can do better. This bill creates a system to combat mass shootings like we combat terrorism, drug trafficking, and child exploitation. Whether it was Parkland or most recently Aurora, when law enforcement doesn’t coordinate and laws are not enforced, people who shouldn’t have guns fall through the cracks. This kind of coordinated system has a track record of success with other complex crime and we should be applying it to mass shootings.”
H.R. 1339, the Mass Violence Prevention Act increases coordination among law enforcement to identify and stop mass shootings, reduces the flow of firearms into the black market, and increases prosecution of firearm-related crimes to help address gun violence from every angle. Details include:
Establishes a fusion center
Reducing illegal street sales
Prosecuting and prevent violent crime