Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on the topic of gun violence in 10 years. The primary bill discussed - H.R. 8: The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 - has 231 cosponsors; a majority of House members. The bill would enforce current background check laws, close the gun show loopholes, and keep guns out of the hands of people who are currently prohibited from having them. You can watch the full committee hearing here.
The Senate has a companion version of the bill, S. 42, and another bill, S. 193 ("Ethan's Law) that would enforce and encourage safe firearm storage procedures.
All of these bills are critically important to begin to curb the gun violence epidemic that we are experiencing in our country and protect our kids at home and school. As an advocate who has taken action on school safety before, we hope that you can take 5 minutes to send a letter to your congressional representatives, asking them to support these bills.
Again, the process to send a letter to your representatives will take just a few short minutes and can make a HUGE difference. Thanks for all that you do to support safe and healthy kids in your community.