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Two life-saving pieces of gun safety legislation will get a vote in the House this week! Together, H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446 bills will require background checks on all gun sales and address the Charleston loophole, closing gaps in federal law that create an extreme safety risk to everyone in the United States.
Our nation's background check system has been put under unprecedented strain during the COVID-19 pandemic, making the need for these bills to become law even more pressing.
H.R. 8 will require background checks on all gun sales.
H.R. 1446 will address the Charleston loophole, named so because the Mother Emanuel AME Church shooter exploited it to acquire his firearm. It allows gun sales to proceed without a completed background check if three business days have passed; just last year, thousands of guns were sold to prohibited purchasers because of it.
Our elected lawmakers owe us more than thoughts and prayers. They owe us action. Tell your U.S. representative: Vote YES on H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446 to support background checks on all gun sales and address the Charleston loophole.