Like all Americans, I am desperately worried about the gun violence epidemic we’re living through. Congress must prioritize legislation that works to keep our communities safer. I support all of the below:
The “Break the Cycle of Violence Act” (S. 2275), introduced last Congress by Senator Cory Booker, would create a nationwide strategy to build safer communities by providing federal grants to communities for evidence-based gun violence intervention and prevention programs designed to interrupt cycles of violence. This legislation has not yet been reintroduced in the 117th Congress. I would like it to be.
I also want you to support legislation in the Senate to expand background checks and keep firearms from falling into the wrong hands, like S. 529, the “Background Check Expansion Act,” and S. 591, the “Background Check Completion Act.”
Finally, I am deeply frustrated that we still don't have an ATF Director. We had an excellent candidate in David Chipman; I am extremely frustrated that he wasn't confirmed. Please put pressure on President Biden to nominate someone equally competent and qualified. There is hardly a single cabinet position that is more important than this one right now. For it to remain unfilled is unacceptable. Thanks.
▶ First sent on December 8, 2021 by Jess Craven 101