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Update Gun Violence Awareness Month: Ways to Engage 

June is gun violence awareness month, with actions taking place throughout the country. To help get you ready, here’s a compilation of recent updates, ideas for actions you can take, and more.

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No child should go to school in fear. No person should worry about being gunned down as they worship, work, or walk down the street. The epidemic of gun violence is killing us—through suicides, homicides, and lax laws.

Letter More than 100 Organizations Call on Congress to Reject Proposal to Weaken Firearm Export Controls 

The administration proposal would “thwart congressional oversight and create new and unacceptable risks of exacerbating gun violence, human rights abuses, and armed conflict.”

Update More Progress on Gun Violence Prevention Inside and Outside of Congress 

The Bipartisan Background Checks Bill (H.R. 8), which would establish universal background checks, passed the House of Representatives earlier this year. Since then, we’ve seen continued progress and wins in a variety of areas that address gun violence. While we’re continuing our push for universal background checks in the Senate, a lot has happened outside of those efforts

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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