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Tell Your Senator to Pass the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act
The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act was introduced in the Senate by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). The bill includes “enhanced background checks for those under 21, funding for mental health and school safety, incentives for states to implement "red flag" laws and limits on the "boyfriend loophole." It also “prohibits the straw purchasing and trafficking of firearms by criminals and enhances penalties for possession of firearms by prohibited persons.”

This legislation comes in the aftermath of the mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, Buffalo, New York, and Santa Ana, California. Each shooting was radically different, but what each one has in common is the fact that the possession of guns made the acts possible. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is critical legislation needed to address the scourge of gun violence in the United States. If passed, this bill will be the most significant federal legislation to address gun violence in decades.

There have been more than 201 mass shootingin 2022 alone. The United States has been one of few countries to endure massive casualties and not respond with preventive legislation. After lethal shootings, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom passed laws to curb gun violence by banning automatic weapons and gun buy-back programs. Each country credited these laws with saving lives and the decline in gun deaths. It is time for action!

As people of faith, we must continue our fight to eliminate gun violence from the face of the earth. Lives are being lost needlessly and access to guns is prevalent throughout the country. We must hold Congress accountable and demand that they pass legislation to address this crisis. After years of watching innocent people die because of these senseless acts of violence, elected officials must take action to prevent gun violence. We will not accept gun violence as a part of everyday life in the United States! Congress needs to hear from us.

 

Tell Your Senator to Pass the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act!

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