U.S. Senate leadership has had over 200 days to pass gun safety legislation and save lives. In just the first weekend of August, 31 people were killed in mass acts of gun violence in 24 hours, and on average 100 Americans will be shot and killed every day the Senate does not act.
Demand that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and your U.S. Senators pass background checks and a strong red flag law that will help prevent gun violence tragedies.
Pass Smarter Gun Laws now, including: Passing a bill to require background checks on all gun sales, and supporting a strong Red Flag Law.
The background check system works — and has stopped over 3.5 million illegal gun sales in the last 20 years. But under the current law, half of Americans live in states where a convicted felon, domestic abuser, or fugitive can purchase a gun from an unlicensed seller they meet at a gun show or online and avoid a background check. Updating our background check system to close this dangerous loophole and requiring background checks on all gun sales is critical for public safety.
As your constituent, I urge you to also support a strong Red Flag law that includes temporary emergency orders that help prevent gun violence tragedies. A Red Flag law that would reduce gun violence and stop gun suicides and mass shootings will center on allowing families and law enforcement to petition a court to temporarily remove firearms from individuals when there's clear evidence they pose a threat to themselves or others.
Please support these life-saving Smarter Gun Laws now.