Gun Violence Prevention

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Gun violence is a public health crisis that our country has been facing for decades. While it’s the mass shootings that grab the headlines, gun violence comes in far more common and pernicious forms. Suicides, accidental deaths, domestic violence, and homicides in urban areas and communities of color all take a toll on our society. We seek a society where we can feel safe in our communities doing ordinary activities without the risk of violent death.

More on Gun Violence

Update The Motion to Recommit in H.R. 8: What Happened? 

When the House voted on the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R. 8), Republican legislators brought up a measure shortly before the final vote that added an amendment to the bill. This process is called a motion to recommit. In this case it passed the House by a vote of 220-209, adding troublesome language targeting immigrants into the final bill.

Update Diane Randall Discusses Efforts to Prevent Gun Violence on CGTN America 

In the aftermath of the New Zealand mosque terror attacks, CGTN America's Wang Guan spoke with Diane Randall.

Letter FCNL Joins Faiths United To Prevent Gun Violence in Supporting H.R. 8 

On February 26, FCNL joined with 50 faith-based organizations in sending a letter to Congress articulating their support for the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R. 8)

Action Alert The House Voted to Address Gun Violence—Now the Senate Must Act  

Wonderful news! This week the House passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R. 8). Now the action moves the Senate, where the legislation faces an uncertain future. Your voice is needed.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Urges Swift Senate Action on Gun Bill 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) praised the passage of the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R. 8) late today. It urges the Senate to act swiftly in passing a similar bill.

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