This Bill Would Cut Red-Tape & Streamline Information To Help All Victims Of Gun Violence Navigate and Access Resources
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen has helped introduce the Resources for Victims of Gun Violence Act to provide all victims of gun violence and their loved ones with the resources to help meet medical, legal, financial, and other needs. Sixty people were killed and hundreds more injured as a result of the October 1, 2017 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, which remains the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. The bill would establish an interagency Advisory Council to help gun violence victims – such as those from the 1 October shooting – navigate available resources during what can be a complex process and deeply traumatic period of their lives.
“The epidemic of gun violence has left many survivors and communities to deal with the aftermath of these traumatic events, including in my state of Nevada – which experienced the largest mass shooting in U.S. history,” said Senator Rosen. “We must support these victims, survivors, and their families to have easy access to resources, and that’s why I’ve helped introduce this legislation.”
Senator Rosen has been a leader in the fight against gun violence. Earlier this year, Senator Rosen helped introduce the Background Check Expansion Act to expand federal background checks to all commercial gun sales, including those made online and at gun shows. She also helped pass the historic Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to enhance background checks on firearm purchases for individuals under 21, fund the implementation of red flag laws, combat firearms trafficking, and invest in school safety and mental health programs.