May Action Alert: Expand Brady Background Checks
“Evidence proves background checks are highly effective.
States that require background checks on all handgun sales suffer less than half as many mass shooting incidents as those without the requirement, as well as 35 percent fewer gun deaths per capita. Among the 21 states and the District of Columbia that have built upon and expanded background checks, 53 percent fewer law enforcement officers have been shot and killed in the line of duty, and 47 percent fewer women have been shot by intimate partners.”
Each day we wait to pass Universal Background legislation, more than 100 Americans will die of gun violence.
Promise the Children stands with Brady United in urging the U.S. Senate to support S. 529, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act. This life-saving legislation would prevent senseless gun violence by expanding background checks to all private gun sales and most transfers. Please follow the link below to urge Congress to support legislation that will expand Brady background checks.
Deadly gaps in current law have emerged over the years, which is why we urgently need to pass this bill.
We cannot wait any longer to pass the Bipartisan Background Checks Act. Each day we wait, more than 100 Americans are killed with guns. Please show your support today.