McBath: “This historic creation marks a new era in the fight to keep us all safe.”

McBath addressed nation during White House press briefing to speak on the creation of the first-ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention

September 22, 2023

Washington, DC — This afternoon, Representative Lucy McBath (GA-07) joined White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre to speak on the newly-created White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention. Last night, President Biden announced the creation of the first-of-its-kind office which will be overseen by Vice President Harris. Her remarks can be viewed here

“Just over a decade ago I was living like any other mom in the Georgia suburbs. I dedicated my entire life to raising my son Jordan. Then on November 23, 2012 - within the course of 3 and a half minutes a man drove up next to him and his friends at a gas station, fired ten rounds into the car, killing my only son. In an instant, I was robbed of everything that a mother dreams of,” said McBath. “President Biden knows the deep pain of losing a loved one. Today he is taking decisive action by declaring loudly and clearly that we do not have to live this way. This historic creation marks a new era in the fight to keep us all safe. President Biden’s actions will truly save lives.”

Thursday night’s announcement follows two dozen federal executive actions and the historic Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the first major legislative action on gun violence prevention in almost 30 years. That legislation included parts of Rep. McBath’s “Red Flag” legislation. Later this afternoon, President Biden and Vice President Harris will deliver remarks from the Rose Garden on gun safety.

Picture: Rep. McBath speaks in White House Press Briefing Room