Washington has finally noticed that 97% of Americans favor passage of comprehensive background checks for all gun sales.
A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives – 5 Democrats and 5 Republicans – just introduced a universal background check bill. H.R. 8 will close yawning loopholes and require a background check for every gun sale, including the growing number sold online, at gun shows and through other private sales.
A companion bill introduced in the Senate (S.42) has 41 Democrats signed on!
The time is now-Washington’s inaction on gun violence has come at a shocking price. Nearly 40,000 Americans were killed in 2017-the highest level in 50 years.
You can help by calling your U.S. Representative and your two U.S. Senators. Ask them to support these important bills. If you know your Congressional representatives, you can call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121. If you need to look them up, go to http://knowwho.com.
Together we will build safe communities, free from gun violence. Thanks for all you do!
Kathleen Monahan, Board Chair, States United to Prevent Gun Violence
Comment by Judith Hope:
It would be appropriate to focus a lot of effort on getting Zeldin to vote the right way on this, don’t you think? Including Press events.
How to reach Lee Zeldin:
Phone: 202-225-3826, Riverhead office (631) 209-4235, Patchogue office (631) 289-1097