When will it be enough?

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The mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, TX, is horrific and heartbreaking. We grieve for the children, the teachers, and the families. We grieve for America. And we will continue to demand that our lawmakers act to disrupt this cycle of violence and terror.

The prevention of gun violence isn't about partisanship or politics. It's about keeping people alive. Gun violence is taking an unacceptable toll on our society, resulting in mass killings and senseless deaths happening every day.

Universal background checks are proven to help reduce gun violence in communities. In states that require background checks for all handgun sales, 47 percent fewer women are shot to death by their intimate partners, there are 47 percent fewer firearm suicides, and 53 percent fewer law enforcement officers are shot and killed in the line of duty. Furthermore, universal background checks have robust, bipartisan support among Democrats, Republicans, and gun owners alike.

The scourge of gun violence has plagued our communities for too long. It's time for Congress to act and prevent guns from getting into the hands of people who shouldn't have them in the first place.

Click here to take action.


from Jessie Palatucci and Alex Frandsen, Friends Committee on National Legislation (5/25/2022)

 

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