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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.
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
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.
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.
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.