A press release from Congressman Peter Roskam:
Roskam releases statement on Florida high school shooting
DuPage County, IL — Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement on the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida:
“The motives behind the tragic shooting today at a high school in Florida remain a mystery, but one thing is for certain – the loss of innocent life at the hands of a merciless gunman is a heinous and despicable act.
“I extend my deepest condolences and heartfelt sorrow to the families of those killed and injured in this atrocious act.”
- Rep. Roskam voted against his party and against the NRA on the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act saying, “Yesterday, I cast a ‘no’ vote on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. While a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, I opposed this legislation because it would allow out of state individuals with no license, no permit and no training to carry a concealed weapon in Illinois. By mandating federal concealed carry reciprocity, H.R. 38 would force Illinois to permit visitors from states with incredibly lax or nonexistent concealed carry licensing requirements to legally carry in our communities.”
- Rep. Roskam is a cosponsor of H.R. 4434, the Fix NICS Act, he strongly supports bipartisan efforts to improve the background check system to ensure that federal and state authorities accurately report relevant criminal history records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).