Roskam's Record on Gun Reform
Representative Roskam wants you to believe he has been a moderate on gun reform. Its simply not backed by facts.
Roskam voted to repeal DC's Firearms Ban. (https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/22402#.W4oDcehKg2x)
Peter Roskam believes there should be no more legislation banning assault weapons. (https://dailyherald.newspaperarchive.com/daily-herald-suburban-chicago/2006-09-04/page-11/)
He did not support the Assault Weapons Ban of 2015, which had 149 co-sponsors. (https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/4269/cosponsors)
He did not support the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018, which had 176 co-sponsors. (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/5087/cosponsors)
Over 17,000+ American children and teens are injured or killed each year due to gun violence. Roskam doesn't support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns. (http://thedailybeast.thisisyourreponguns.com/#Pane=detail&rep_id=R000580. http://www.bradycampaign.org/gun-violence/topics/children-and-gun-violence)
He voted to authorize the sale and possession of firearms and ammunition to any veteran deemed mentally incompetent. (https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/58745#.W9kdtmhKg2y)
He co-signed a letter demanding the ATF reverse their ban on armor-piercing ammunition. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/03/10/how-angry-gun-owners-shouted-down-a-ban-on-armor-piercing-bullets/?utm_term=.6e168b7c906c, Read the letter and see Roskam's signature for yourself.)
Roskam was rated 93% by National Rifle Association in 2016, the second most favorable rating in all of Congress. (https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/6382/peter-roskam/37#.WmubdHXLAfI)
Facts matter. Voting records matter. Will Peter Roskam protect our communities and our children from gun violence? He hasn’t worked to do it yet, why trust him to in the future?