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Background Checks for All Gun Sales

Homicide is the leading cause of death for children and young people in America, and in most cases, firearms are to blame.
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Urge Congress to support universal background checks

Even before the horrific mass shootings in Uvalde, Colorado Springs, Monterey Park, and, most recently, Michigan State University, polls showed support for universal background checks hovering around 90 percent.

The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2023 in the House of Representatives and the Background Check Expansion Act in the Senate would require a background check for every gun sold and would close dangerous loopholes. 

We are calling on members of Congress to work together to pass commonsense legislation that will end America’s epidemic of gun violence.