When Republicans refused to hold a vote on commonsense gun control legislation in June of 2016, Congressman Yarmuth was among the first legislators to join Congressman John Lewis in the historic sit-in on the House floor. He believes it is long past time for Congress to approve legislation to combat our nation’s gun violence epidemic. Congressman Yarmuth believes we should start by approving legislation to keep military-style weapons off the streets, close loopholes that allow people to buy guns illegally, and require universal background checks for all gun purchases. He will continue this fight in Congress until all of our communities are safe from the scourge of gun violence.