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Listen up: If you marched with us then we need you now. What should be simple, routine, and evenly applied to all gun purchases isn’t. But now, we have a chance to fight for federal legislation. #HR8
When we toured the country we saw that gun violence prevention isn’t a partisan issue. Because no one wants innocent lives lost.

Case in point: 97% of Americans support for universal background checks. Apple pie? That polls at just 95%. thehill.com/blogs/blog-bri…
If 97% of Americans agree on something, then it shouldn't matter if your representative is a Republican or a Democrat – they should be fighting for #HR8, and we need to make sure they do.
And background checks work. When Connecticut adopted a background check law for handgun sales, the homicide rate dropped 40% and the suicide rate dropped 15%. everytownresearch.org/background-che…
In an average month, 50 women in the US are shot to death by intimate partners. A background check stopping domestic abusers from buying guns could have saved their lives. When a domestic abuser argues with a gun, they are 5x more likely to kill someone. everytownresearch.org/guns-domestic-…
TL;DR: Policy change > thoughts + prayers. Both Democrats and Republicans die from gun violence. Bullets don't discriminate and neither should our legislators. Let’s bring the people’s pressure to Congress and create the change this country needs to save lives.
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