Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Wednesday called President Obama's plans to reduce gun violence "reasonable" and pledged to help move legislation through Congress.
Schiff, a member of the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, praised Obama's announcement of policy proposals and executive orders.
"The President articulated a reasonable set of proposals – both through executive order and Congressional action – that will keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill, while respecting the right of law-abiding Americans to own a gun," Schiff said in a statement.
Obama's proposals include a ban on assault weapons, a strengthened background check system for gun sales, as well as limits on ammunition magazines.
"As the President described, [the plan] requires a multifaceted approach, including universal background checks, making sure we keep better mental health records, banning high capacity ammunition clips, and reinstating and improving the Assault Weapons Ban. I am looking forward to continuing to work with the House Gun Violence Task Force to move gun violence prevention legislation through Congress," Schiff said.
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