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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Gun Violence

 

Beatty's Pledge to Reduce Gun Violence

36,000 Americans are killed by guns every year: equivalent to the population of many Ohio cities. We as a nation have become numb to that statistic. We must do more to close loopholes and advance sensible gun reform legislation.

Highlights of Beatty Work to Address Gun Violence

  • Author of the Safer America for Everyone Right Now Act, or SAFER Now Act, which takes a comprehensive approach to the multifaceted problem of gun violence by incorporating a number of widely supported proposals that will keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people and take the most dangerous weapons out of circulation.
  • Supports the Bipartisan Background Checks Act to close background check loopholes. The bill represents the first meaningful gun violence prevention legislation to pass the House in a generation.

Read more below, or please contact my office for more information concerning my work and views on Gun Violence.
 

More on Gun Violence

Jan 21, 2021 Announcements
Biden-Harris are the perfect team to lead us during these extremely trying times.
Jan 20, 2021 Press Release
Congresswoman Beatty issues statement on historic inauguration.
Jan 10, 2021 News Articles
As light snow fell around the First Church of God on Refugee Road in Columbus Tuesday morning, Andre' Hill’s family, friends and strangers angry about his death — clad in their Sunday best and Black Lives Matter masks — walked in to honor his life.
Jan 5, 2021 News Articles

André Hill's name and the word funeral don't go together in the same sentence, Hill's eldest sister, Shawna Barnett said Tuesday at his memorial service.

"We need change now," Barnett said of the shooting by a former Columbus officer that lead to Hill's death. 

"He was my gentle giant. He was my rock," said his only child, daughter Karissa Hill. She said the loss of her father was so sudden she still expects to see him come home from work.

Jan 5, 2021 News Articles
Both Sharpton and Crump are expected to speak at the service, as is Rep. Joyce Beatty, a Columbus-area Democrat and the newly selected leader of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Jan 5, 2021 News Articles
Snow was falling lightly on people who carried Black Lives Matter signs on the front lawn of the First Church of God Tuesday morning. Breaking the silence from time to time was the blare of a car horn as a show of support.
Dec 23, 2020 News Articles
The Ohio police officer who fatally shot a 47-year-old Black man has been “relieved of duty” in Columbus after it was discovered he did not turn on his body camera during the incident.
Dec 17, 2020 News Articles
Joyce Beatty, a Democrat whose district includes most of Columbus, sent a letter to outgoing U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday in which she wrote, “Although a routine reality when Black in America, Mister Goodson’s murderer was one of the very individuals who swore to protect and serve him and his family.”
Dec 17, 2020 News Articles
U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, OH-3, is calling for justice, accountability, and transparency in the investigation into the death of Casey Goodson Jr., who was shot and killed by a Franklin County deputy.
Dec 11, 2020 News Articles
More than 300 people gathered in downtown Columbus to protest the death of Casey Goodson Jr. Friday night after he was shot multiple times by a Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy Dec. 4.

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