Congresswoman Shea-Porter: Statement on the President’s Plan to Reduce Gun Violence

Washington, DC – Today, President Obama and Vice President Biden announced a broad plan to protect our communities and reduce gun violence in America.  The plan addresses background checks, mental health issues, high capacity magazines, and assault weapons.

“I agree with the President’s comprehensive approach to addressing gun violence,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter.  “I will not and cannot forget the never-ending scenes of families and communities in shock and mourning, and I will not ignore the calls of our citizens to do something to help stop the violence.  I support responsible gun ownership because Americans have a right to hunt or defend themselves, and they also have a right to expect to be safe as they go about their daily lives.”