Senator Casey just announced a new bill that would keep firearms out of the hands of those who have committed hate crimes. The Disarm Hate Act would prevent individuals convicted of violent misdemeanor hate crimes from purchasing or possessing firearms.

“If you’ve been convicted of a crime based on hate, you should have zero access to a gun. It’s not complicated,” said Senator Casey. “It is time for Congress to step up to the horrors of gun violence. If we care about the safety and security of our communities, it’s imperative that we put measures in place to keep guns out of the wrong hands.”

The Disarm Hate Act is endorsed by the following organizations: Americans for Responsible Solutions, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, CeaseFire PA, the Center for American Progress, Everytown for Gun Safety and Sandy Hook Promise.