June 24, 2022

Gallego Votes to Protect Children and Families from Gun Violence

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) voted to support the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, historic, bipartisan legislation that takes steps to protect American children, schools, and communities from gun violence.

“For 30 years, the gun lobby and their allies in Congress have stymied all efforts to combat America’s gun violence epidemic, even after tragedies like Columbine, Sandy Hook, Buffalo and Uvalde,” said Rep. Gallego. “But leaders like Senator Chris Murphy have remained undeterred, and thanks to his commitment to the gun safety movement, Congress today approved legislation that takes a much-needed step to protect our children, families, and communities. Make no mistake, this bill will save lives. However, ridding our country of mass shootings and gun deaths will require bolder solutions—solutions the House has repeatedly approved. The work is not done, but today we should celebrate this historic legislative achievement.”

Click here for a one-pager of the legislation.


Rep. Ruben Gallego is a Marine Corps combat veteran who served in Iraq. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Natural Resources Committee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.