Sonoma County Democratic Party (SCDP), at the Feb. 12 meeting of its Central Committee, passed a resolution supporting proposals to reduce gun violence that have been put forward by President Obama, Sen. Feinstein and Rep. Mike Thompson.
The SCDP recognized Congressman Thompson’s key role as chair of the House Gun Violence Protection Task Force, which has proposed banning high-capacity ammunition magazines and armor-piercing bullets, reinstating the assault weapons ban, background checks on all gun sales, new gun trafficking laws and increased access to mental health treatment.
“We are proud that our 5th District Congressional representative, Mike Thompson, has led the legislative effort to protect the citizens of this country from the increasing epidemic of senseless gun violence while supporting the 2nd Amendment and law-abiding individuals’ right to own guns,” said Stephen Gale, Chair of the Sonoma County Democratic Party, in a news release.
Full text of the resolution follows:
Resolution Supporting President Obama’s Comprehensive Proposal to Reduce Gun Violence,
and Senator Feinstein’s and Congressman Thompson’s Legislative Efforts
WHEREAS, in the wake of the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, a record number of citizens and organizations, including the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a bipartisan coalition of more than 800 mayors from around the country, have gone on record pressing with renewed urgency for meaningful progress towards reducing and preventing gun violence, and
WHEREAS, in response, and calling for swift action to enact regulations that protect the right to own a firearm for sane, responsible adults and keep them out of the hands of the mentally unstable, President Obama assigned Vice President Joe Biden to set up a Task Force, which outlined possible executive and legislative actions toward comprehensive gun safety; in Congress, Representative Mike Thompson chairs the House Democrats’ Gun Violence Prevention Task Force; and in the Senate, Senator Dianne Feinstein has re-introduced legislation to ban assault weapons, and,
WHEREAS, Chairman Thompson and the House Democrats’ Gun Violence Prevention Task Force has urged Congress to implement a 15-Point Gun Safety Plan.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Sonoma County Democratic Party urgently supports President Obama’s, Senator Feinstein’s, and Congressman Mike Thompson’s proposed measures aimed at reducing gun violence, including background checks on all gun sales, reinstating the assault weapons ban, banning high-capacity ammunition magazines and armor-piercing bullets, new gun trafficking laws and increased access to mental health treatment, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Sonoma County Democratic Party urges all citizens to take action to support the President’s proposals, Senator Dianne Feinstein’s bill to end open access to military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and Congressman Mike Thompson’s Task Force recommendations to Congress.
The Central Committee is the governing body of the Sonoma County Democratic Party (SCDP), a local political party organized under the bylaws of the California Democratic Party (CDP). The SCDP is the official organization for Democrats in Sonoma County. For more information on the Sonoma County Democratic Party, visit www.sonomademocrats.org.
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