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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

Mar 28, 2018 Press Release
Beatty bill will keep firearms out of the wrong hands and take most dangerous guns out of circulation
Mar 28, 2018 News Articles
U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty has introduced a bill that would outlaw the production of military-style, semi-automatic assault weapons and the sale of new ones, and prohibit anyone from buying a gun before undergoing a thorough background check.
Mar 28, 2018 News Articles
U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty’s "SAFER Now Act" would impose a series of gun control provisions in line with the demands of student organizers.
Mar 24, 2018 News Articles
Thousands of people packed West Bank Park on Saturday, demanding changes to gun laws and school safety as part of the March for Our Lives event.
Mar 4, 2018 News Articles
For Democrats like Beatty, the push in the aftermath of the shooting has been on backing legislation that would keep firearms out of the hands of the 19-year-old man with a history of behavioral and mental health troubles who opened fire on the high school on Valentine’s Day.
Feb 12, 2018 Press Release
On February 10, 2018, Westerville Police Officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering were shot and killed in the line of duty responding to a domestic disturbance call. In response, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement.
Dec 12, 2017 Announcements
Congresswoman Beatty goes to House Floor to call for greater Congressional action on gun violence.
Nov 6, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Beatty reacts to shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
Nov 6, 2017 News Articles
Beatty called for Congress to work together “so that no family has to experience the agonizing loss of a loved one because of gun violence.”
Oct 10, 2017 Announcements
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a month-long initiative dedicated to raising awareness about the prevalence of domestic abuse. U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty issued remarks.