Tell the House: Pass Gun Safety Legislation!

As soon as February 26, the House of Representatives could consider two gun safety measures: the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (HR 8) and the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019 (HR 1112). HR 8, offered by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and 231 other cosponsors, would expand background checks to all firearm purchases or transfers, with the exception of gifts between family members. And, HR 1112, cosponsored by Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), would close the loophole (known as the “Charleston loophole”) that allows a gun sale to go forward if background checks are not completed in three days. The House Judiciary Committee passed both HR 8 and HR 1112 on February 13, one day before the anniversary of the Parkland, FL mass shooting.