Ilhan Omar on Gun Control



Proud to participate in action preventing gun violence

Omar participated in a 24-hour sit-in on the House floor to protest lack of action on gun violence, supporting bills that would have required background checks in gun transfers, furthered gun research, and allowed police or family to petition the court to prevent individuals who pose a danger from owning guns. After legislators tabled gun bills, Omar said she was proud to see students walk out of class and march to the Capitol for action.
Source: Minneapolis Southwest Journal on 2018 Congress MN-5 election , Nov 12, 2018

Support gun-control, according to PVS survey.

Omar supports the PVS survey question on gun control

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 18PVS-10 on Aug 1, 2018

Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer.

Omar voted YEA the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

H.R.8: To require a background check for every firearm sale. This Act may be cited as the "Background Check Expansion Act".