Two pieces of gun legislation could come to the Senate floor as early as February 27 – one life saving and one deadly. Our senators must support the bipartisan Fix NICS Act and oppose Concealed Carry Reciprocity.
The bipartisan Fix NICS Act (S 2135) would create incentives for states and federal agencies to fix current gaps in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) and ensure the system has comprehensive and up-to-date records. Had Fix NICS been in place, it would have flagged the Virginia Tech, Charleston, and Sutherland Springs shooters and prevented their firearm purchases.
The so-called Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (S 446) — already passed by the House — would allow individuals to carry hidden guns in every state with no permit, no training, and no background checks whatsoever. It is the No. 1 priority for the National Rifle Association.
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Hi, my name is [X], and I am an NCJW activist living in [your city, state]. I’m calling to urge [Senator’s name] to oppose S 446, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Act of 2017, which imposes federally-mandated concealed carry reciprocity on our state and undermines public safety. Instead, support the Fix NICS Act (S 2135) which would save lives by creating incentives for states and federal agencies to upload records that are already required to be included in the NICS system. You owe it to the growing list of victims, survivors, and families to pass meaningful life-saving legislation like Fix NICS. Thank you.