In response to House Republicans passing the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, DNC spokesperson Daniel Wessel released the following statement:

“In the wake of some of the deadliest mass shootings in American history, we need common sense gun laws that protect our communities and help prevent future tragedies from happening again – this legislation does none of that. An NRA pet project, this legislation would force states with more stringent gun standards to comply with looser regulations in other states, risking our public safety and making it more difficult to enforce state laws that save lives.

“Democrats understand that responsible gun ownership is part of the fabric of many American communities, but we also realize that current laws are not enough to curtail the epidemic of gun violence. It’s long past time for Republican leaders to stand up and take serious action to improve the safety of all Americans.”

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