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Washington 12 June 2022 – Senate negotiators struck a bipartisan deal on a narrow set of gun safety measures with sufficient support to move through the evenly divided Senate. This is a significant development toward gun law reform and saving lives.
As The New York Times reports, “The agreement, put forth by 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats and endorsed by President Biden and top Democrats, includes enhanced background checks to give authorities time to check the juvenile and mental health records of any prospective gun buyer under the age of 21 and a provision that would, for the first time, extend to dating partners a prohibition on domestic abusers having guns.”
ACTION: As soon as possible, please write to both of your senators – whatever their stance is on gun law reform, and tell them you demand this passes the Senate. If they already support gun law reform, write to thank them in advance for their vote. If they oppose this measure, write to them to tell them you will never vote for any NRA-funded candidate or any candidate who will not pass gun law reform. Your speaking out is KEY here – the senators who want gun law reform need to know you are with them, and the senators who oppose gun law reform definitely watch and count correspondence they get on gun law reform. Tweet to them, post on social media too – let people see that you care.
Please contact your senators_ through the link below and give them the following message, personalized to your liking:
Dear Senators, an opportunity to save lives is with you – I write to demand you vote for the bipartisan gun law reform bill the House has passed. It will not solve everything – but in the wake of Buffalo, Uvalde, and other recent avoidable gun tragedies, you have to reform gun laws now. I will be voting in November, and I pledge to never vote for an NRA-sponsored candidate, nor for any senator who votes against this measure. Gun rights do not outweigh the right to life of American citizens.
Find your congressperson here: https://www.conginst.org/contact-congress/
Once you have made contact, fill out the three fields below and click the orange banner to report taking action!
Suggested tweet to senators who want to pass this measure: I know you will vote for the gun law reforms coming before the Senate; thank you. I vow to never vote for any @NRA-supported candidate. and will note how the Senators vote on this measure. This time it’s different.
Suggested tweet to senators who are anti-gun law reform: I consider your pro- @NRA policies are responsible for America’s shocking gun death toll. If you will not change, you will be voted out. Rethink your position; I vote and I will watch how you vote on the upcoming gun law reforms coming to the Senate.