Moskowitz Praises President Biden for Creating Office of Gun Violence Prevention
WASHINGTON, DC – On September 22, 2023, Congressman Jared Moskowitz (D-Florida) will be in attendance at the White House as President Joe Biden announces the creation of an office of gun violence prevention within his administration. Moskowitz released the following statement:
“On February 14, 2018, my hometown of Parkland, Florida was shattered when a gunman took the lives of 17 people at my alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. I’ve seen the horrific scene firsthand. I’ve met with parents who now visit their kids in cemeteries. Far too many communities in America have suffered the same pain as Parkland. I am extremely grateful to President Joe Biden for saying enough is enough and creating an office of gun violence prevention in his administration. This is a strong step forward, and I look forward to working with the office as a legislative ally in Congress. We no longer need moments of silence; we need moments of action to protect our children, our schools, and our nation from gun violence,” Moskowitz said.
Moskowitz previously passed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School Safety Act as a member of the Florida House of Representatives. This landmark legislation raised the age to buy a gun in Florida to 21 and implemented red flag laws, which have been used by law enforcement over 9,000 times since 2018. Congressman Moskowitz has also filed several pieces of gun violence prevention legislation this session, including a bill to ban the distribution of 3D-printed gun blueprints.