GUN SHOPS SHOULD MEET MINIMUM SECURITY REQUIREMENTS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 81
(House of Representatives - May 15, 2019)

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          GUN SHOPS SHOULD MEET MINIMUM SECURITY REQUIREMENTS

  (Mr. MORELLE asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. MORELLE. Madam Speaker, across our Nation, we face an epidemic. 
In schools, in churches, on our streets, Americans are dying from gun 
violence.
  We have a moral responsibility to do everything in our power to 
prevent more people from suffering the loss of a loved one to the 
scourge of illegal guns. That is why I have introduced the Gun Theft 
Prevention Act.
  Last year, more than 500 gun shops were burglarized nationwide, 
releasing thousands of deadly weapons onto our streets and into the 
hands of criminals. In my district, a single gun shop was broken into 
twice in the same week, seven times in the span of a decade.
  Yet licensed gun dealers are not required to take even the most basic 
precautions, like locking their doors at night, to prevent these 
dangerous weapons from falling into the wrong hands.
  My bill requires gun shops to meet minimum security requirements, 
like locked cabinets and video surveillance, creates strong enforcement 
mechanisms, requires reporting of stolen guns, and authorizes 650 new 
ATF inspectors.
  This is commonsense legislation that will save lives, and I will work 
tirelessly to ensure its passage.

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