Tell Senators: Pass Strong Bill for Background Checks on Gun Sales
April 10, 2013
TAKE ACTION: Please send an email message to your senators as soon as possible to urge that they vote for comprehensive legislation requiring background checks on all gun sales and enacting tough new criminal penalties for straw purchasers and gun traffickers.
In addition to reducing this nation's high level of gun violence, NOW believes that these measures will better protect victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, who are often the target of perpetrators with guns. The Senate is expected to vote on a package of firearms-related bills Thursday, April 11, and we need to build pressure on senators who are currently not committed to backing these critically-needed restrictions. Please take action right away.