Congressman Schiff on House Passage of Active Shooter Alert Act
“The threat of an active shooter has become one of every American’s worst and most warranted fears, and one we must now weigh every time we send our children to school, take our family to a concert or parade, or simply go about our daily lives. While there is still so much we must do to address gun violence – from banning assault weapons, to universal background checks, to cracking down on negligent gun manufacturers and dealers – this bill is a commonsense solution that will help local law enforcement quickly alert their communities to deadly threats and keep people out of harm’s way.
“This legislation represents a small step in our quest to end America’s gun violence epidemic, but it is a step in the right direction, and it will undoubtedly save lives. I urge the Senate to take up the bill and pass it without delay.”