Gun violence

As bullets tear through our communities and guns force a generation of students to learn how to apply tourniquets on classmates, Congressman Kennedy believes that this country must stop the epidemic of gun violence. Motives change, shooters change, victims change, but the weapon of choice remains the same: a gun.

Kennedy has stood on the frontlines of Congress’s efforts to fight back against gun violence. He has strongly supported measures to ban assault weapons, limit high capacity magazines, strengthen background checks, keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, close the Charleston Loophole and research this public health epidemic that has touched every American community.

Shortly after 49 Americans were killed at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Kennedy joined his colleagues for a sit-in on the House floor demanding action on legislation that would prevent similar attacks from happening in the future.

He has also introduced legislation with his colleagues in Massachusetts that would encourage states to adopt strict licensing requirements for both gun dealers and gun owners, as well as involve local law enforcement throughout the process to ensure firearms and ammunition do not fall into the wrong hands.