TUESDAY:Bipartisan Forum on Devastating Effects of Gun Trafficking Crimes
Washington, DC—On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland), Scott Rigell (R-Virginia), and Carolyn Maloney (D-New York) will convene a bipartisan forum to hear from victims of gun crimes that resulted from “straw purchasing” and other gun trafficking efforts, as well as law enforcement officials charged with combating these crimes.
What: “Victims and First Responders: The Critical Need for Gun Trafficking Legislation”
When: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Room 340, Cannon House Office Building
Shooting in New York, Dec. 24, 2012:
Theodore Scardino, Volunteer Firefighter, West Webster, New York
Shooting in Pennsylvania, Sept. 13, 2012:
Chief Joseph Lawrence, Plymouth, Pennsylvania Police Department
Multiple Gun Trafficking Crimes in California, 2009-2012:
Chief Greg Suhr, San Francisco Police Department
National Law Enforcement and Prosecutor Representatives:
Commissioner Charles Ramsey, Philadelphia Police Department
President, Major Cities Chiefs Association
David LaBahn, President, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
The hosts of the forum are original co-sponsors of H.R. 452, The Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2013, which would combat the flow of firearms to violent criminals, international drug cartels, and a host of other dangerous people. Their legislation has been endorsed by law enforcement officials from across the country.
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee adopted similar gun trafficking legislation on a bipartisan basis.