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.
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More on Gun Violence
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.