Urging Congress To Fully Fund His Gun Enforcement Initiative


Wednesday, June 14, 2000


"I ask the Republican leadership to reverse the current course, to live up to the rhetoric, to fully fund the national gun enforcement initiative."

President Bill Clinton
Wednesday, June 14, 2000

Today, at the White House, President Clinton called on Congress to fully fund his FY 2001 Gun Enforcement Initiative to take dangerous gun offenders off our streets. The House Appropriations Committee will vote today on a bill that guts key components of the President's initiative. Last night, President Clinton sent a letter to Committee Chairman Bill Young, urging the Committee to provide full funding for his initiative – the largest budget ever proposed to strengthen enforcement of our nation's firearms laws.

House Bill Fails to Fund Key Investments in Gun Enforcement. The House Appropriations Committee will vote on a bill today that falls short by failing to include critical components of the President's Gun Enforcement Initiative, including:

President Clinton's Unprecedented Gun Enforcement Initiative. In addition to the proposals under consideration today, the President's Gun Enforcement Initiative includes other elements that will be considered by Congress in the coming weeks, including:

Common-Sense Gun Measures Still Needed And Long Overdue. Despite the continuing occurrence of numerous gun-related tragedies across America, Congress has allowed common-sense gun safety legislation to languish for an entire year. The President is urging Congress to put the interests of American families above those of the gun lobby and pass legislation to:

A Record of Strong Gun Enforcement.Since 1992, as a result of the Clinton-Gore Administration's efforts to focus on tough prosecutions, deter and prevent gun crime, and enact strong new gun laws such as the Brady Act:

June 2000

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June 14, 2000

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