WASHINGTON — Today League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement after the US Senate passed bipartisan gun safety legislation:
"In the wake of our country’s recent gun violence, we know that it is critical for Congress to pass commonsense gun safety reform to protect our communities and our children in schools. This bipartisan agreement, which would be the most historic gun safety measure in the last thirty years, is a step in the right direction and will save lives.
“We’re pleased to see our senators finally coming together across party lines to address the threat of gun violence in our country. The threat of gun violence has become far too common, and we need our elected officials to go further to protect our communities and our schools.
"The League will continue to fight for additional legislation to address gun violence that will ultimately save lives and preserve our democracy. We call on our elected leaders in the House to move this legislation forward to the President’s desk."