Just 10 days prior, a gunman killed 10 Black people in a racist attack at a grocery store in Buffalo.
The very next day, a gunman killed one person and injured five others at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California.
It's been nearly 10 years since a gunman killed 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut — and as the events above make clear, nothing has changed.
Two gun control bills passed by House Democrats in March 2021 — HR 8, which would expand background checks, and HR 1446, which would increase the background check waiting period — are currently stalled in the Senate due largely to Republican opposition.
Below are the 52 Senators — 50 Republicans and two Democrats — opposed to suspending the filibuster to pass gun control legislation with a simple majority. They are standing in the way. If you, like us, feel passionately about stopping gun violence, call your senator and demand action.
When calls come into a lawmaker's office, the staff typically takes notes and relays not only the subject, but also the daily number of calls received on that topic. The more calls on a particular topic, the more the lawmaker knows it’s important to their constituents.