Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

Gun Violence

I continue pushing Congress to take meaningful action to address the national crisis of gun violence.  Watch this page for updates on my efforts. 

More on Gun Violence

Mar 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —Today, as thousands of students across the country walked out of school to demand action on gun violence, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined other members of Congress for a National Walkout Day demonstration in front of the U.S. Capitol. At the Capitol demonstration, Pingree released a video message to students in Maine who had planned 40 walkouts—many of which were postponed due to Tuesday’s snowstorm—to say their concerns have been heard in Washington.

Feb 27, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) has cosponsored legislation to reinstate the lapsed ban on the sale of assault weapons and H.R. 4240, a discharge petition that would bring legislation to prevent gun violence immediately to the floor.
Feb 15, 2018 Press Release
"As a parent and grandparent, I am grieving today for the 17 families who lost loved ones in this tragedy and for the survivors who will be forever haunted by what they lived through. I’m ashamed to be in a Congress that continues to sit on its hands while these tragedies and our constituents demand swift action. ..."
Dec 6, 2017 Press Release
“Seeing this bill come to the floor a week before the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting is absolutely sickening."
Oct 2, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement on the mass shooting in Las Vegas that has claimed 58 lives and injured more than 500.

Feb 2, 2017 Press Release
Legislation in the House today overturns an Obama Administration action that filled an important gap in reporting individuals with severe mental illness to the system.
Jul 21, 2016 Blog Post

gun violence sit-in
Each time there’s a mass shooting, citizens across the country have a conversation on how to keep the next one from happening and how to keep guns out of the hands of people who want to commit violence. 

Jul 18, 2016 Press Release
"Once again we are faced with the heartbreaking news of innocent Americans falling victim to hatred and gun violence. ..."