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

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. ..."
Jul 6, 2016 Press Release
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree spoke on the House floor today, calling on Republican leaders to allow votes on bipartisan legislation to reduce gun violence. In her speech, Pingree said that after the Democratic-organized sit-in two weeks ago, she's heard from many Mainers who have asked if Congress would act.
Jul 5, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree is headed back to Washington today where she plans to join colleagues in pushing for a vote in the US House on common sense bills to reduce gun violence in America.

"Gun violence has taken a huge personal toll on the lives of so many families in this country," Pingree said.  "We can do a lot more to keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them and this week Republican leaders in Congress should let us vote on two bipartisan pieces of legislation that have the overwhelming support of the American people."

Jun 23, 2016 Press Release

UPDATE: House Democrats ended their sit in after over 24 hours on the House floor, but will not stop demanding action on commonsense laws to prevent gun violence

Jun 13, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree issued the following statement in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando.

Once again our country has been struck with an act of senseless violence and murder. We should put aside ideological and political difference and together stand up against acts of gun violence, hate crimes and domestic terrorism.  My thoughts are with the families who have lost someone, the survivors and the police officers and first responders who put their own lives at risk today in Florida. 

Jan 5, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said the following about President Obama's decision to issue executive orders to help close the gun show loophole and require anyone selling guns as a business—even if it's online or at gun shows—to conduct background checks