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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

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.
Dec 11, 2020 News Articles
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty spoke with NBC 4 about the tragic death of Casey Christopher Goodson Jr. and the investigation into his death with NBC 4's Colleen Marshall.
Dec 11, 2020 News Articles
Peaceful protests continued at the Ohio Statehouse on Saturday, with about 250 people marching to demand justice for Casey Goodson Jr.
Dec 8, 2020 News Articles
Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), who was recently elected the next chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), joined calls on Tuesday for justice in the shooting case after it sparked a local protest.
Dec 8, 2020 News Articles
“Like many in the community, I am at a loss of words over the killing of Casey Christopher Goodson, Jr.," Beatty said in a statement on Monday.
Dec 7, 2020 Press Release
Casey Christopher Goodson, Jr. was killed by a Franklin County Sherriff's deputy on December 4th.
Dec 3, 2020 Press Release
Will lead the ‘Conscience of Congress’ in the 117th Congress.
Oct 21, 2020 Announcements
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a month-long initiative dedicated to raising awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence.
Aug 28, 2020 Press Release
Joins Martin Luther King, III, Rev. Al Sharpton, Members of Congress, and numerous civil rights leaders to mark the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Jul 31, 2020 Announcements
This week, our nation said goodbye to a national treasure and the world one of its greatest fighters and defenders of freedom and justice.