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Mitch McConnell said today that he can't call the Senate back in session yet because staff needs time to draft gun violence prevention bills. Yeah, right.🙄 Here are four pieces of legislation we already passed in the House that @senatemajldr could hold a vote on TODAY:

1. #HR8, The Bipartisan Background Checks Bill would expand background checks on gun sales — including those at gun shows, over the internet or from private dealers –– that currently don't require a background check. Total no-brainer and supported by over 90% of Americans.
2. #HR1112 would close the Charleston loophole, which enabled Dylann Roof, the murderer of nine innocent churchgoers in Charleston, to get his hands on a handgun he would have otherwise been denied, due to a delay in his background check processing. This happens too often.
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Not even one week later, another tragic mass shooting. I am thinking of our fellow Americans in #ElPaso.
But let’s be clear: these two incidents weren’t even the only two mass shootings in the past 7 days. See for yourself >>
The numbers are shocking, but we must also remember that each life lost to gun violence is not just a statistic. Their loved ones will never see them again. And survivors may endure lifetimes of physical and mental trauma.
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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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