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Yesterday, the House Gun Sense Majority voted to #UpdateBackgroundChecks, and TODAY, they have the opportunity to pass another lifesaving bill: #HR1112 to address the Charleston loophole.

Vote is soon! Call your rep NOW and tell them to vote YES on HR1112: ☎️202.224.3121☎️
HR 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019, would address the Charleston loophole that allows licensed dealers to sell a gun after 3 business days even if a background check has not been completed. Congress MUST vote against procedural motions that could derail the bill.
The Charleston loophole has allowed tens of thousands of gun sales to dangerous people who would have failed a criminal background check because the check could not be completed within three business days - including the man who fatally shot 9 Black worshippers in Charleston.
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A background check requirement for unlicensed sales could have saved a woman who was shot and killed in January 2018 in Appleton, Wisconsin, by her husband, who was able to purchase the firearm from a seller he met online, despite his prohibiting felony conviction.
It could have saved a woman, her husband, and six children—aged 6 to 13—who were all killed by her former partner in August 2015 near Houston, Texas. Despite an extensive prohibiting criminal history, the killer was able to buy a gun from a stranger he met online.
Or another woman who was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend in May 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The killer, who also seriously injured her two children in the shooting, had a prohibiting restraining order against him, but was able to purchase a firearm from an unlicensed seller.
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Trump: Day 766
-Forcibly Kissed ex-Campaign Staffer
-Threatens 2 Veto Background Check
-Org Asks House 2 Halt Their Probes
-Departs for Vietnam NK Summit 2.0
-Russia Lists Nuclear Targets in U.S.
-Slammed by Fmr Fed Reserve Chair
-GOP Lining Up to Block Declaration
Day 871 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Former campaign staffer alleges in lawsuit that Trump kissed her without her consent.
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For all those @NRA lobbyists downplaying the tragedy in #Illinois and resisting expanding a system that has blocked over 3.5 million gun sales to felons, domestic abusers, and other people who aren’t allowed to have guns under existing law, please consider the #facts.
The gunman who killed five people in his workplace after he was fired never should have been able to buy a gun. He was a felon, and as such, a legally prohibited gun purchaser.

Illinois FOID based on conviction records from within the PAST FIVE YEARS - in this case, the aggravated assault in Mississippi in the 90s.

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Trump: Day 747
-Dems Launch New Investigations
-Calls Adam Schiff a "Political Hack"
-CoS Sz 'Nobody Cares' About Deficit
-2018 4th Warmest Year on Record
-1st Gun Violence Hearing in 8 Years
-Rolling Back Consumer Protections
-More Tarriffs Would Cost 900k Jobs
Day 852 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
The DOJ has launched an investigation into how federal government lawyers handled the case of Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy Florida man accused of having sex with underage girls.

One of those lawyers, Alex Acosta, is now Trump's Labor Secretary.…
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In honor of @MomsDemand & @Everytown’s Gun Violence Survivor Week, I am sharing my #MomentsThatSurvive story publicly for the first time. While I was trying to break up with a man, he grabbed me and pressed a gun to the back of my head. 1/6
He asked, “do you think it’s loaded or not?” He let out a low laugh, and then pulled the trigger. I heard a click. He immediately said “what the f*ck”, obviously perplexed as to why the gun didn’t fire. 2/6
In his shock, he loosened his grip on me and I was able to breakaway from him to run out the door. I left a jean jacket behind that I wore so often people associated me with it. People I barely knew recognized the pins on my jacket before they recognized me. 3/6
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Trump: Day 730
-Day 30 of the #TrumpShutdown
-TSA Unschedled Absences Hit 8%
-Pursued Moscow Deal Up 2 Election
-Mocks Climate-Change Cuz It's Cold
-Lies About Hispanic Approval Polling
-Compared to MLK by Mike Pence
-No Events Scheduled 4 MLK Day
-Called a "Sad Specimen" by Will
Day 835 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 686 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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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
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