Rep. Mike Thompson is slated to hold a gun violence prevention town hall meeting on Saturday, his office announced.
Thompson (D-St. Helena) will be joined by gun violence prevention advocates as they discuss his recently introduced bill H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.
The bill would require a background check for every firearm sale.
So far, the bill has received 221 co-sponsors, including 216 Democrats, and five Republicans, according to the bill’s history. It has been referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Additional gun violence prevention advocates expected to participate are Vallejo Police Chief Andrew Bidou, and Pati Navalta Poblete, founder and executive director of the Robby Poblete Foundation.
Saturday’s town hall is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m., at the Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St. in Vallejo.
Thompson is chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.
All constituents of California’s Fifth Congressional District are invited to attend.
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