Tulsi has a consistent record of advocating for sensible gun control. She has long called for reinstating a federal ban on military-style assault weapons and high capacity clips, requiring comprehensive pre-purchase background checks, closing the gun-show loophole, and making sure that terrorists are not allowed to buy guns. Tulsi is focused on building bipartisan solutions that can actually be passed into law, rather than using the issue as a partisan political football.
H.R. 1565 & H.R. 1217: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 & 2015: To protect Second Amendment rights, ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and provide a responsible and consistent background check process.
H.R. 2380: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2015: To require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at gun shows.
H.R. 226: Keeping Guns from High Risk Individuals Act: To prohibit the sale or other disposition of a firearm to, and the possession, shipment, transportation, or receipt of a firearm by, certain classes of high-risk individuals.
H.R. 1745: Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for surrendering to authorities certain assault weapons.
H.R. 5576: Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act: Prevent individuals on the "No-Fly" and selectee lists from legally purchasing firearms and explosives, while creating a process for American citizens and lawful permanent residents to appeal a denial in the federal court.
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