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Fight Gun Violence. Tell the U.S. Senate to Pass Universal Background Checks Now!
The U.S. Senate must act now to stop gun violence, starting with the small first step of strengthening background checks on gun sales. The U.S. Senate must vote on and pass the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 (HR8) and the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021 (HR1446, Charleston Loophole) as soon as possible.
Why is this important?
Atlanta. Boulder. Indianapolis. These have been just the high-profile mass shootings that grabbed national headlines over the last few weeks. In fact, the United States has averaged more than one mass shooting a day so far in 2021.
And as the pandemic unfolded in 2020, gun violence rose dramatically with over 19,000 people killed in shootings and firearm-related incidents.
Tragically, who is harmed by gun violence has often been determined by race, ethnicity, or gender. People of color -- and everyone -- deserve to be safe. While we mourn the recent shootings, we must also fight the explosive combination of guns, racism, misogyny, and white supremacy to reduce the likelihood of such tragedies recurring.
The U.S. House has passed gun legislation to tighten background checks on gun sales, and now it’s up to the U.S. Senate to turn it into law. Tell the U.S. Senate to act against gun violence now and pass universal background checks.