August 9, 2019
Some of the Many Faces of U.S. Gun Violence
We are taking a break from our regular EZ read this week to call attention to the gun violence epidemic sweeping across our country. This week we have once again seen the soul of our country ripped apart by more mass shootings.

There have been more mass shootings than days in 2019. By the time the sun sets today, 100 more people will have died from gun violence.

Gun violence doesn't discriminate - and it doesn't take a recess, like Congress.

The level of gun violence we experience in America is not normal -- and it's not inevitable. Only in America do mass shootings at an elementary school, in a newsroom, at a synagogue, or at a concert go unaddressed.

We know how to solve this problem. The answer in passing commonsense gun laws -- like background checks, assault weapons ban and red flag laws.

Every mass shooting is a tragic reminder of the price we pay for inaction.

Mitch McConnell has left critical bills that can save lives from gun violence languish in the Senate by refusing to even bring them up for a vote. We must hold our politicians accountable for choosing partisanship over the will of the American people.

Change will happen when we have a Congress that will prioritize saving lives from gun violence more than campaign donations from the NRA. If they won't, we will vote them out.

Donate to JAC and help elect candidates to Congress who will fight to keep our communities safe.

Elections have consequences.

Listed below is information and resources for you to use to take action NOW to end gun violence.

Statistics About Gun Violence 
  • On average, 100 Americans are killed with guns per day.
  • The 10 states with the highest gun death rate have some of the weakest gun laws in the nation.
  • Since 1994, background checks have prevented over 3 million illegal gun sales.

Gun Violence Prevention Legislation 
(Passed the House, awaiting Senate action)
  • Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (HR 8)
  • Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019 (HR 1112)
  • Funding for gun violence research (HR 2740)

Legislation awaiting House and Senate action
  • Extreme Risk Protection Orders (HR 1236 / S.506)
  • Banning Assault Weapons and Large Capacity Magazines (HR 1296 / S. 66)
Further Reading 


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Tell them: 
  • Gun violence is an epidemic that can be stopped.
  • It is finally time take action to address this horrific national public safety threat. 
  • Do something


@YOUR REP or SEN'S HANDLE: 100 Americans die every day because we let dangerous people get their hands on guns. It's time for action. What is your plan to #EndGunViolence and save lives?

@YOUR SEN'S HANDLE: The Senate must hold an #EmergencySession on gun safety NOW. Do your job and honor El Paso, Dayton, and the 40,000 Americans who die from gun violence each year by passing stronger gun laws. Let's start with background checks.

"I didn't take an assault weapon with me to deer hunt and I didn't take a deer hunting rifle with me to Iraq and Afghanistan. It's simple, weapons of war have no place in our communities."

- Rep. Jason Crow (CO-6)
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