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Congressman Mike Thompson

Representing the 5th District of CALIFORNIA

Thompson Slams President's Gun "Proposals"

Mar 12, 2018
Press Release
Calls for real action to help prevent gun violence, keep Americans safe

Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05), chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, condemned the President’s recently-released gun proposals, releasing the following statement.

“As we feared, the President has cowed to the NRA, turning his back on the millions of Americans who have already suffered from gun violence and the many who are vulnerable,” said Thompson. “People across our nation are calling for meaningful action and the White House is merely feigning in order to appease their base.”

“While I am disappointed in the President’s reversal, my resolve to force action is only strengthened. We have legislation that is widely supported by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that will strengthen and expand our background checks system and help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals. We must take action to prevent gun violence and keep our schools, our communities, and our nation safe.”

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Congressman Mike Thompson is proud to represent California’s 5th Congressional District, which includes all or part of Contra Costa, Lake, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties He is a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Thompson is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and chairs the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force as well as the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Wine Caucus.