When 17 people died in the mass shooting at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Jared championed what became the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, the most comprehensive gun violence prevention, school safety, and mental health bill ever passed in Florida. Jared worked with the families of the victims and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to enact historic gun violence prevention legislation, raising the age to buy guns from 18 to 21 and putting in place “red flag laws” giving law enforcement the power to take away firearms from those too dangerous to responsibly possess them. The legislation also provided millions for mental health counselors and school resource officer in every high school.
Now as a member of Congress and a Vice-Chair of the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, Jared plans to continue his efforts and work across party lines to deliver on substantive gun violence prevention legislation at the Federal level.
Since his arrival to Congress, Moskowitz has supported federal initiatives that would expand background checks, enforce red flag laws nation-wide, and ban assault weapons.