Speaker Pelosi - Please Bring Ethan's Law Forward for a Vote Today!

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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It's time to move Ethan's Law forward for a vote by the full House of Representatives.

HR 748 / SB 190  Ethan’s Law is a lifesaving policy is in honor of Ethan Song, a 15-year-old who died after unintentionally shooting himself with a gun that had been left in a cardboard box at his friend’s home.

Representative Rosa DeLauro and Senator Richard Blumenthal’s bills set the federal standards for safe firearm storage to KEEP KIDS SAFE in our nation. Safe firearm storage practices are supported by nearly three-quarters of Americans. Ethan’s Law would give federal agencies an opportunity to dramatically shift attitudes towards firearm safety and prevent many parents from losing their children to school shootings, unintentional shootings, gun suicides, and interpersonal violence in communities of color.

Thirty-four percent of children in the United States (representing more than 22 million children in 11 million homes) live in homes with at least one firearm. Safe firearm storage can help reduce firearm suicides, unintentional firearm deaths and injuries, gun theft and instances where guns are brought to school and sometimes used in school shootings.

* Some Data supplied by the #KeepKidsSafe Coalition and the Ethan Miller Song Foundation

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To: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
From: [Your Name]

Dear Madam Speaker:

I ask that you move HR 748 (Ethan's Law) forward to the floor as soon as possible so that the full House of Representatives may vote on this life-saving measure for young people around the country.

Thank you.