Standing Committee on Gun Violence
Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities
Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Standing Committee on Election Law
Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice
Criminal Justice Section
RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to enact statutes, rules and regulations to prohibit the possession and display of firearms by persons other than governmentally authorized military, law enforcement or security personnel in and around buildings and at meetings where legislative debate is conducted, or where ballots are cast, received, processed, or counted, in order to prevent violence, avoid impacts on public health and safety, and ensure that armed intimidation does not disrupt or discourage open, robust debate on public issues or interfere with the electoral processes critical to the functioning of our democracy.