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Keeping Promise to Fight for Commonsense Gun Safety, Rose Supports Assault Weapons Ban

Congressman, Army combat veteran, original cosponsor of legislation to ban military-style assault weapons

Washington, February 15, 2019

Congressman Max Rose, an Army combat veteran, is keeping his pledge to fight for commonsense gun safety reforms and supporting legislation introduced today to ban the sale, manufacture, or possession of new military-style assault weapons.

“I know firsthand the power and destruction that can be done by a military-style assault weapon, which is why I strongly believe they have no place on our streets,” Rose said. “Saying never again is not enough, we need to act to save lives.”

The Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 cracks down on the weapon of choice for would-be mass shooters in the United States. In recent years, assault weapons were used to massacre innocent victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, and a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado.

The Assault Weapons Ban Act of 2019 is cosponsored by 190 members of the U.S. House. It is endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Center for American Progress, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, March for Our Lives, Newtown Action Alliance, NoRA, and Everytown for Gun Safety.

Rose is also supporting the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 to expand universal background checks for gun purchases.