Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

For Immediate Release:
January 16, 2013  
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553

Boxer Statement on President Obama's Proposal to Curb Gun Violence  

Washington, D.C.
– U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s proposal to curb gun violence:

“The common-sense steps outlined by the President today are a fitting tribute to the victims of gun violence. I am heartened that the President is taking executive action to curb gun violence, including steps to immediately improve background checks, enhance security in schools and meet mental health challenges.

“The President also rightly called on Congress to do its part to help prevent guns from getting into the hands of the mentally ill and criminals, keep weapons of war and high-capacity magazines off our streets and protect our children while they are at school.

“Congress has a responsibility to act as well. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the rest of the President’s proposals, which I am pleased include elements of my school safety plan.”