One of the students leading this movement, Emma González, said: “They say no laws could have prevented the hundreds of senseless tragedies that have occurred. We call BS.” We think Emma is right, and when the big blue wave hits Congress in November 2018, we expect gun safety to be at the top of the agenda. Now is the time for Members of Congress to be on the record in support policies that will protect their constituent’s lives. Here are some great bills that your Members of Congress should co-sponsor and support:
– Legislation to strengthen background checks (S. 2009 in the Senate, and H.R. 4240 in the House)
– Legislation to allow family members to request the the issuance of a gun violence prevention warrant for those they fear may pose a danger to themselves or others (S. 1212 in the Senate, H.R. 2598 in the House)
– Bans on bump stocks (S. 1916 in the Senate, H.R. 3947 in the House)
– Raising minimum age to 21 to buy an assault rifle like the AR-15 (not yet introduced)
Call your MoC regarding bills in House in Senate mentioned above!
Call Rep Mike Turner: DC (202) 225-6465, Dayton (937) 225-2843
Call Sen Rob Portman: DC 202-224-3353, Columbus 614-469-6774, Cincinnati 513-684-3265