Mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder less than one week apart have yet again stepped up the demand for commonsense gun control measures. In the Atlanta shooting on March 16, eight people were murdered, including six women from South Korea and China. The killer drove to three different spas and seemed to be targeting women of Asian descent.
Ten people were killed in the March 22 shooting at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, including employees of Local 7 of the United Food and Commercial Workers union and a police officer responding to the emergency. We mourn all the victims and join with families, activists, and organizations across the nation in demanding measures to help end gun violence.
In the 2019 Monmouth University Poll, 83 percent of respondents supported comprehensive background checks for all gun sales, including 65 percent of NRA members and 76 percent of gun owners who are not NRA members. The Bipartisan Background Checks Act (S. 529/H.R. 8) would require a background check for every gun sold and most transfers. The Enhanced Background Checks Act (H.R. 1446) extends the initial background check review period from three to 10 days.