We Don’t Need Thoughts and Prayers, We Need Common Sense Gun Control Now

In Early August, three mass shootings in one week brought America to a total of 251 mass shootings in 216 days. That's more shootings than there have been days in the year.

Millions of Americans are rightfully concerned about their community's and their children's safety. Senseless gun violence is plaguing students, teachers, and parents with the daily anxiety that today might be the day an active shooter is on campus. 

We need immediate change so that no one has to fear for their safety every time they leave home. It is imperative that we work together to enact policy solutions and make meaningful changes that will keep our schools, and our nation at large, safe.

Americans don't elect leaders to offer thoughts and prayers. Leaders are elected to provide solutions to painful problems and gun violence is a very painful problem. Practical gun safety and violence prevention legislation will protect not just our children but all Americans from gun violence while at the same time respecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners.

Americans should have the freedom to go to school, to a concert, to a place of worship, to a food festival, or to the movies without the crippling fear that they might get shot. Instead of continually offering thoughts and prayers, Congress must immediately pass these common sense reforms that are supported by a majority of Americans:
      • The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R. 8) and The Background Check Expansion Act (S.42);
      • The Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019 (H.R. 1236/S.506);
      • The Gun Violence Prevention Research Act (H.R. 674/S.184);
      • The Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 (H.R. 1296/S.66);

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