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Monday, February 11, 2019

Establish background checks through HR 8

Good news.
The House held its first hearing on gun safety reform in eight years. It’s about time.

While President Trump will have you believe there’s a national emergency at the border that requires a “big, beautiful wall” paid for by American taxpayers, the real crisis facing our country is the epidemic of gun violence.
We must take action to reduce gun violence, and establishing universal background checks is a commonsense measure that 90 percent of Americans support. 

While this legislation moves forward in the House, we need to make it clear to the Republican-controlled Senate that this expansion of background checks on all gun sales and most transfers is what the American people want and, more importantly, deserve.

That’s where you come in: will you add your name today to send a strong message to the Senate in support of establishing universal background checks through HR 8?


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