Oct. 17-23 is National Safe Schools Week. The House has passed two bills that would help make our schools safer, but the Senate has not acted on either of them. The Bipartisan Background Checks Act (S. 529/H.R. 8) would require a background check for every gun sold and most transfers, while the Enhanced Background Checks Act (H.R. 1446) would extend the initial background review period from three to 10 days. Firearms are the leading cause of death for African American children, and the second leading cause of death for all American children. This year alone, there have been more than 100 incidents of gunfire on school grounds resulting in 21 deaths and 56 injuries, according to Everytown for Gun Safety.
Urge your senators to support common-sense gun reforms.