Gun Safety

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Tell your Senators to demand an up or down vote on The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R.8) passed by the House in February of 2019, but ignored by the Senate.

Every month it seems we see another preventable gun massacre. 97% of Americans support strong background checks to purchase a gun. Most of us favor banning private ownership of assault weapons and bump stocks, limiting the number of rounds in a clip, closing loopholes for gun shows, and other common sense gun laws.

The Republican Senate and the Trump Administration are actually moving in the opposite direction. They’re preventing data collection by government agencies to cover up the incredible carnage we’re suffering.

Republican politicians keep obstructing gun safety laws. They weakened background checks, and they’ve even pushed to legalize “silencers” to enable undetected murder. How many more massacres must we endure before our elected officials act to protect us?

Tell Congress to get serious about protecting us from guns by enacting strong gun safety laws, by restoring the ability of government agencies to study gun violence, and by closing gun show loopholes.

The list of massacres keeps growing.

This year, we’ve already suffered dozens of mass shootings.Our students aren’t safe at school. People aren’t safe at shopping centers, movie theaters, nightclubs, or even at places of worship. The epidemic of gun violence is out of control.

Tell your Senators to demand an up or down vote on The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R.8) passed by the House in February of 2019, but ignored by the Senate.

OpenSecrets.org reports:

In 2017, 2,239 people were shot in mass shootings, leaving 437 people dead.

The fatal shooting in October 2017 at a Las Vegas music festival, which killed 58 concertgoers and injured hundreds more, is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Only 16 months earlier, a gunman armed with a handgun and a semi-automatic rifle murdered 49 people and injured 58 at an Orlando nightclub in what was then the country's worst mass shooting.

The horrific attack came less than six months after a man and a woman opened fire at a San Bernardino, California, social services center, killing 14 and injuring 22. And with each new mass shooting—from Columbine to Sandy Hook; Fort Hood to Virginia Tech—the national debate over gun ownership renews.