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NEW: Speaker Pelosi announces the House will vote on assault weapons ban bill TODAY before heading out for their August recess: “Today, our Democratic Majority will take up and pass the Assault Weapons Ban legislation.” Image
During America’s federal prohibition on assault weapons, there were fewer mass shootings. Today, only eight states prohibit the purchase and possession of assault weapons.

Reinstating the assault weapons ban would save lives. #GunLawsSaveLives Image
Earlier this week, a panel of gun industry executives faced the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and were interviewed about their “disturbing, exploitative and reckless" business practices, including marketing assault weapons to young men.…
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BREAKING: Supreme Court released their opinion on NYSRPA v Bruen. The decision undermines states' right to regulate guns -- this is a threat to everybody. Here's why ➡️
Let's be clear: gun violence is a gender justice issue:
▶️ Most mass shooters have a history of violence towards women
▶️ 54% of mass shootings in the United States are connected to intimate partner violence
▶️ 98% of mass shootings are perpetrated by men.
The numbers don't lie: gun violence prevention IS gender justice.
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The @MissouriGOP feels as if keeping firearms out of the hands of convicted domestic abusers is somehow taking away our freedom. Why do they feel threatened? Why are they so set on protecting domestic abusers? #GunLawsSaveLives #moleg @MomsDemand
Since 2017, MO has allowed people to carry concealed, loaded firearms in public without a background check or permit. Missouri currently has the Fifth-highest gun death rate in the country and exported crime guns at a higher rate than the national average.
Missouri does not: •Require a background check prior to the transfer of a firearm between unlicensed parties.
•Prohibit the transfer or possession of assault weapons, 50 caliber rifles or large capacity ammunition magazines...
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