(from Faith Action Network)
We lament that gun violence is the leading cause of death for children and teens in this country. There have been at least 20 mass shootings since the 19 children and two teachers were murdered at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX on May 24, 2022.
We need our elected leaders to pass gun safety laws now!
In Congress, the House recently passed the Protecting Our Kids Act, H.R. 7910. The act would increase the age limit to 21 on the purchase of semi-automatic weapons, restrict high-capacity magazines, ban bump stocks, prevent gun trafficking, modernize the prohibition on untraceable firearms, and encourage the safe storage of firearms. A bipartisan group of 20 Senators is now proposing a more limited package of gun safety laws.
Washington Senators Murray and Cantwell, even while supportive of these measures, need to hear of from us as they negotiate with their Senate colleagues. Please take action today to protect our kids and community from gun violence. Urge them to support either H.R. 7910 Protecting Our Kids Act and/or the emerging bipartisan package of gun safety laws.
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