Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sign the petition: Tell Congress to take action vs. assault weapons

Add your name to the petition demanding Congress take action against gun violence.

Congressional Democrats just ended a bold day-long sit-in on the House floor demanding that Republicans finally stand up to the NRA and take up gun violence legislation. Congressional leaders have done their part. Now it's on us to keep the pressure up. Sign the petition telling Speaker Ryan to do his job and bring gun control bills to a vote.

Dear MoveOn member,

Dozens of Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Representative John Lewis, just ended a powerful, day-long sit-in demanding that Speaker Paul Ryan schedule a vote on commonsense gun safety legislation before they leave for the July 4 recess.1 This is only days after the U.S. Senate voted down gun safety measures, including one mandating universal background checks—failing to take action to protect Americans in the wake of one of the deadliest mass shootings in our nation's history.2

Will you join me in supporting Democrats who are demanding action against gun violence? Click here to sign the petition to House Speaker Paul Ryan, which says:

We call on you to take action against gun violence and schedule votes on the following measures:
  • Expand background checks on gun sales and strengthen the background check system.
  • Give the Department of Justice an avenue to block the sale of guns to suspected terrorists, with a robust due process and appeals system in place.
  • Close the Charleston loophole that allowed the Charleston shooter to purchase his weapons because his background check hadn't been completed within three days. He then used the weapons to kill nine people in their place of worship.
  • Ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

Since Newtown, which woke us up to the tragedy of American gun violence, the House has not held a single vote on gun policy. NOT ONE.3

It's time to demand what America really wants and needs: Gun safety policy reform! Tell Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to schedule a vote on gun safety now!

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


—Gloria Pan,


1. "Democrats Occupy House Floor to Compel Votes on Gun Bills," The Wall Street Journal, June 23, 2016

2. "Senate fails at passing gun control again. See how much your senator gets from gun rights groups," Vox, June 20, 2016

3. Ibid.

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