Mike is a strong proponent of legislation to address the epidemic of gun violence in our country. He is proud to be endorsed by Moms Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and other advocates for gun safety.
One of the first caucuses he joined as a Member of Congress was the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, and one of the first bills he signed onto was the bipartisan Background Checks Act, which would require universal background checks on all gun sales and transfers, with very limited exceptions for gifts to family members and temporary transfers for hunting.
Mike also worked across the aisle to introduce the Prevent Family Fire Act with Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), which would encourage safe firearm storage and prevent accidental injuries or deaths by implementing a small tax credit for storage devices like gun safes.
Mike has also worked to institute an assault weapons ban and expand Brady background checks to all gun sales, including those made over the Internet and at gun shows. He cosponsored the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019, and Jaime’s Law.
He also helped secure $25 million in appropriations legislation for federal research at the Center for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health into the nation’s gun violence epidemic.