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WASHINGTON, DC - For Gun Violence Survivors Week, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) wrote an op-ed in the Voice of OC on the need to act on gun safety legislation. In the op-ed, Rep. Cisneros shares his family’s experience with gun violence and highlights several bills he has voted on and introduced to curb gun violence in the United States. According to the Gun Violence Archive, 43 residents in California’s 39th District have died of gun violence and 47 have been injured since 2014.
February 6, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) delivered a floor speech honoring gun violence survivors and calling for action on gun safety legislation. This week, February 1-8, marks National Gun Violence Survivors Week which focuses on sharing the stories of gun violence survivors. In 1960, Rep. Cisneros’ maternal grandfather was murdered through an act of gun violence. Rep. Cisneros’ mom was just 10-years-old when her father was killed, and his grandmother became a widow with six children left to raise.
November 6, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39) and Representative Don Bacon (R-NE-02) introduced the Stop Straw Purchases Act. Their bipartisan legislation would increase punishments for an illegal firearm purchase, or straw purchase, which occurs when a purchaser is actually buying a gun on behalf of someone who is prohibited by law from possessing one. Research suggests that there are more than 30,000 attempted straw purchases each year.
November 5, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39) and Representative Greg Steube (R-FL-17) introduced the Threat Information Protocol for Sharing (TIPS) Act. Their bipartisan legislation will mandate timely information sharing between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and local law enforcement agencies to increase the effectiveness of threat detection and crime prevention in order to prevent acts of gun violence.
June 5, 2019 Press Release
This week, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) delivered a one-minute speech at the start of Gun Violence Prevention Awareness week. Rep. Cisneros is a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce and member of both the House Committee on Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs. He cosponsored and introduced H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, with his congressional colleagues. The bill passed the House on a bipartisan basis and has been referred to the Senate.
May 15, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) voted in support of H.R. 2379, a bill to reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program.