Sending Office: Honorable Mike Quigley
Cosponsors: (3) Reps. Tom O’Halleran, Debbie Wasserman Shultz, Jacky Rosen
Endorsed by: Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action
I urge you to cosponsor my
commonsense legislation that simply requires the Attorney General conduct a study and provide a report to Congress on whether an individual’s history of domestic violence can be used to determine a likelihood of such individual committing a mass shooting.
We know from independent data analysis that there are often warning signs in advance of a mass shooting incident. We also know that one of the biggest red flags for future violent behavior is domestic violence. However, no federal, public study has ever
been conducted to determine if this is a reliable indicator for mass shootings. Instead, we have relied on studies conducted by private groups like Everytown for Gun Safety for analysis on this subject.
People often describe mass shootings as unavoidable because of their unpredictable nature. But what if we aren’t looking at the whole picture. What if mass shootings are all too predictable. Just look at recent mass shootings in Sutherland Springs, Orlando,
and the Congressional Baseball Game practice, all the shooters acted alone and had prior history of domestic violence. Studies on the link between domestic violence at the early stages and mass shootings, may help us prevent individuals from carrying out these
horrific crimes in the future.
Should you have any questions regarding the bill, or you would like to cosponsor, please contact Brooke Stuedell (firstname.lastname@example.org or 5-4061) in my office.
Member of Congress
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