Tulsi Gabbard on Gun Safety Legislation

Key Points

  • Tulsi strongly supports a number of gun control measures, including:
    • A federal ban on military-style assault weapons and high capacity magazines
    • Requiring comprehensive pre-purchase background checks
    • Closing the gun-show loophole
    • Making sure that terrorists are not allowed to buy guns
  • Tulsi’s support of gun control has led to her rating of 100% by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, along with an “F” rating from the NRA and a 0% rating from the Hawaii Rifle Association.
  • Tulsi participated in the House sit-in in 2016 when Republicans refused to allow any members to vote on any gun control legislation.
  • In working towards enacting real gun control measures, Tulsi is focusing on bipartisan measures that have a chance of actually becoming passed into law, rather than using the issue as a political football


  • H.R. 4909 STOP School Violence Act
  • H.R. 5807 Assault Weapons Ban
  • H.Res 367 Establish the Select Committee on Gun Violence Prevention
  • H.R. 3947 Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act and H.R. 3999 to ban devices that speed up gunfire from semi-automatic weapons
  • H.R. 2670 Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act ensuring domestic violence perps can’t buy firearms
  • H. Res 370 to require legislative hearings in response to gun violence tragedies
  • H.R. 4365 Domestic Violence Loophole Closure Act
  • H.R. 5576 Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act
  • H.R. 226 Keeping Guns from High Risk Individuals Act
  • H.R. 1745 Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act
  • NO vote on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
  • H.R.1296 To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.

  •  H.R.8 Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019- To require a background check for every firearm sale

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