Guns pose a grave threat to students and teachers.
Support strong public schools by taking these actions today.
The Bipartisan Background Checks Act (S. 529/H.R. 8) requires a background check for every gun sold and most transfers while the Enhanced Background Checks Act (H.R. 1446) extends the initial background check review period from 3 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.
Urge your senators and representative to support common-sense gun reforms.
We have an enormous task ahead of us as we deal with the coronavirus and its lasting effects on our students, families, and communities. But that’s not all. We need to restore trust, repair damage to civil rights, increase funding to our schools, and so much more. Tell us what you think the White House and Congress should prioritize in the months ahead.
A bill to ban civilian use of high-capacity magazines and mark magazines with a serial number, similar to firearms themselves.
A bill to ban bump stocks and acceleration devices like those used in the Las Vegas massacre where 58 people died.
A bill to support state, tribal, and local efforts to keep firearms away from individuals who are a danger to themselves or others.
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