Sherrill Announces First Bill Co-Sponsorship

Joins Bipartisan Effort in Support of Universal Background Checks

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PARSIPPANY — Today Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced her first co-sponsorship of legislation will be H.R. 8, a bipartisan universal background check bill.

“My first bill co-sponsorship in Congress is a bipartisan proposal for universal background checks,” said Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill. “This is the anniversary of a tragedy that showed that no one is immune from the threat of gun violence. This common sense background check bill is a first step by our new Congress to address this country’s gun violence epidemic.”

To be introduced by Congressman Mike Thompson of California, H.R. 8 comes on the 8th anniversary of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords of Arizona that left six individuals dead at a constituent event in Tucson, Arizona. H.R. 8 closes a loophole in current law by requiring universal background checks for gun purchases with specific exemptions for family transfers and recreational hunting.

Representative Mikie Sherrill is a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force in the U.S. House of Representatives. With experience with firearms in the U.S. Navy and as a federal prosecutor that worked to keep guns off the streets of New Jersey, Sherrill has been a strong proponent of gun safety legislation.

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Frank Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019 both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation, Vice Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board and Co-Host of Focus on Business, Cable TV Business Show.

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