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It’s long past time for #Congress to finally address #GunViolence by updating the background checks law to require background checks for all gun sales – helping keep guns out of the wrong hands. #UpdateBackgroundChecks #FixNICS #PassHR8 #EnoughIsEnough
Background checks are one of the most effective tools to keep guns out of the wrong hands #UpdateBackgroundChecks #PassHR8 /2
Background checks save lives. They are the foundation of any effective effort to reduce gun violence and are associated with lower rates of gun murders, suicides and gun trafficking in states that require them for all gun sales #UpdateBackgroundChecks /3
The background check system works, and in the last 25 years, it has blocked more than 3.5 million illegal gun sales from taking place #UpdateBackgroundChecks #FixNICS
Loopholes in our background check system allow criminals, domestic abusers, and other prohibited buyers to get guns without a background check #UpdateBackgroundChecks /5
Since establishing the national background check system, the Internet has emerged as a massive, unregulated marketplace, where hundreds of thousands of gun sales take place with no background check and no questions asked #UpdateBackgroundChecks #FixNICS /6
Today, nearly a quarter of Americans who obtain a firearm do so without getting a background check #UpdateBackgroundChecks #EnoughIsEnough /7
We need to update our laws to fit the times, and close the loopholes that allow people to buy guns without a background check. That means requiring background checks on all gun sales, including online or at gun shows #UpdateBackgroundChecks #FixNICS /8

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Poll after poll demonstrates overwhelming support for requiring background checks on all gun sales, including majorities of gun owners and Republicans #UpdateBackgroundChecks /9
It’s long past time for Congress to update the background checks law to require
background checks for all gun sales – helping keep guns out of the wrong hands. Tell your rep to #PassHR8 here every.tw/2sfaBfb #UpdateBackgroundChecks #HonorWithAction /end
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