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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Pocan Statement on President Obama’s Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

Jan 5, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after President Obama announced his executive actions to reduce gun violence.

“Instead of Congress holding moments of silence on the House Floor; we need moments of action to reduce the senseless gun violence that is rampant in our communities,” said Rep. Mark Pocan. “I support the President for taking these necessary steps to help make our communities safer.”

“When nine out of ten Americans support commonsense gun reform, there is no excuse for Congress to remain inactive," Rep. Pocan continued. “Congress should build upon the President’s actions and pass strong gun reform laws starting with the bi-partisan Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act, which expands the background check program to ensure guns don’t end up in the wrong hands.”