Everytown for Gun Safety: Federal Laws Needed- ‘Hold Every State to the Same Standard’

Eric Scheiner
By Eric Scheiner | June 23, 2015 | 11:29 AM EDT

Colin Goddard, Senior Policy Advocate at Everytown for Gun Safety says when it comes to gun laws,  “we do need federal policy here to hold every state to the same standard.”

Goddard was discussing gun laws on Tuesday’s Washington Journal program on CSPAN, when he addressed the issue of guns coming into Chicago, a city with some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation, but also some of the highest rates of gun violence.

“For Chicago particularly, this is a state where the vast majority of guns used in crimes, do not come from Chicago – they come from neighboring states. They are trafficked from states outside where there are weaker laws, to places like Chicago where there are stronger laws,” Goddard said.

“While we are making progress on the state level, we do need federal policy here to hold every state to the same standard to remove these pockets of strength and weakness to allow guns to be trafficked across state borders.”

“The progress we have on state level will hopefully bring us back here to D.C. one day, where the majority of the legislators here think differently on this issue and we can enact policies that protect us in every state in this country,” Goddard said.

Eric Scheiner
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