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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

Rep. Andy Harris’ Statement on Gun Background Checks Bill

February 27, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) made the following statement about H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019:

“Background checks would not have prevented recent tragedies, but they would make it a crime to loan a firearm to a family member. Under this bill, a parent loaning a firearm to their daughter could cost them a year in prison and a $100,000 fine. We already have universal background checks in Maryland -- and it has done nothing at all to stop the out-of-control number of murders in Baltimore committed by using handguns. Shallow political posturing does nothing to address the actual causes of gun violence or prevent crime.”

For media inquiries, please contact Congressman Harris’ Washington, DC office at 202-225-5311, or contact Julia Nista at Julia.Nista@mail.house.gov.

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