We were just 144 days into 2022 when America saw its 212th mass shooting of the year. An 18-year-old gunman walked into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas and opened fire, killing 19 children and two teachers. Just days before the attack, the gunman legally purchased two AR-style rifles.
After 26 people were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary, have we learned nothing? After 58 people were massacred in Las Vegas, have we learned nothing?
As my representative, I demand that you stand up for firearm access reform today because thoughts and prayers will NEVER be enough. Now is the time to pass H.R. 8 in the Senate. H.R. 8 is the bipartisan bill that was passed in the House in 2021 and would require background checks on ALL gun sales which would close loopholes that allow firearm purchases through online or gun-show dealers without background checks.
H.R. 8 is the first step towards national action. To prevent further domestic terrorist attacks, we need more legislation that regulates access to military grade, semiautomatic firearms. I call on you to take action at the national level and local level to implement policies that have been proven to reduce mass shootings such as:
- A national gun registry
- Permits for gun purchases
- The ban of all semiautomatic rifles and semiautomatic and pump-action shotguns
- A government buyback program
▶ First sent on May 25, 2022 by 18by Vote