Gun Safety

Mayor Turner, HPD Chief Finner join My Brother’s Keeper to call for ‘sensible’ gun legislation

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Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Police Chief Troy Finner joined My Brother’s Keeper, a program of the Houston Health Department, along with community organizations and elected officials on Wednesday to call for “sensible” legislation in response to gun violence. Houston community-based organizations including, MBK Houston, have rallied together in a One Voice coalition, a…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Releases 2022 Mid-Year Report for Texas’ Seventh Congressional District

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released her 2022 Mid-Year Report detailing her work representing Texas’ Seventh Congressional District in the first half of this year.  The report highlights Congresswoman Fletcher’s work on legislation and constituent matters. “I am honored and proud to represent Texas’ Seventh Congressional District, and to bring the voices…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Reinstate Assault Weapons Ban

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022, H.R. 1808, to ban the sale, import, manufacture, or transfer of certain semi-automatic weapons.  Congresswoman Fletcher is a co-sponsor of this legislation.  “Public safety is the first responsibility of government.  Yet, across our country, we’re seeing increasing gun violence—and…

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner joins U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher at gun safety town hall

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On July 25, U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher was joined by Houston Police Chief Troy Finner for a town hall discussion at the Bayland Community Center in Southwest Houston for a discussion on gun-related violence in the city. Also participating in the discussion were Dr. Cedric Dark—founder and executive editor of Policy Prescriptions, a health policy publication—and Norri Leder, a former…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Holds Town Hall on Gun Violence Prevention

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Yesterday, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) held a town hall on gun violence prevention.  The event featured Chief Troy Finner, Houston Police Department; Dr. Cedric Dark, MD MPH, FACEP, Founder and Executive Editor, Policy Prescriptions; and Norri Leder, Former Volunteer Texas Chapter Lead, Moms Demand Action. “As gun violence continues to affect our community and our country,…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Bipartisan Legislation to Create Active Shooter Alert System

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the Active Shooter Alert Act, H.R. 6538, to create a program, similar to the AMBER Alert system, for law enforcement to alert the public to active shooters in their communities.  The bill passed the House on a bipartisan basis, by a vote of 260 to 169.  Congresswoman Fletcher is a co-sponsor of H.R. 6538. “As gun violence…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Largest Federal Gun Safety Legislation Since 1994

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, S. 2938, legislation that takes a vital step forward to address gun violence and save lives. “The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is a historic, common-sense, bipartisan bill that takes meaningful and necessary steps to make our community and communities across the…

Responding with Urgency to Recent Mass Shootings, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Gun Safety Legislation

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the Protecting Our Kids Act, H.R. 7910, a comprehensive package of common-sense gun safety legislation.  Congresswoman Fletcher is a co-sponsor of the legislative package, which passed the House on a bipartisan basis by a vote of 223-204. “Our hearts are filled with grief and outrage after mass shootings in…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher on Shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement after a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas left at least 21 people dead.  “My heart is aching for the families and community in Uvalde, and I join people across the country who are mourning the brutal and senseless killing of at least 19 children and two adults at Robb Elementary School,”…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Leads More than 40 Members of Congress in Pushing for Updated Guidance on Illegal Machine Gun Conversion Devices

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) led a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), advocating for updated and explicit guidance on illegal machine gun conversion devices, also known as auto sears, to reduce gun violence and protect communities. “In January 2022, a gunman shot three Houston police officers with a barrage of automatic gunfire using…