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Re: #DoSomething
People have been asking the government to “do something.” That almost sounds like we are clueless, like we have no idea how we could deal with gun violence in America. Like we are little kids, asking daddy to pretty please _do something, do anything_.
As if they know something we don’t. But that is not the case. We know EXACTLY what can be done. So does the Senate.
There are currently 2 life-saving bills that have passed the House of Rep., but are waiting for @senatemajldr & his Senate to bring up for a vote, & pass.
Both of these bills are VERY POPULAR and have research to back them up. Not pie in the sky. Not “something, anything,” but actual plans.

What are those?

The first is close the background checks loophole.
We *know* that in the United States criminals are not allowed to purchase firearms, but that we also allow the sale of firearms to criminals through private sellers (from the trunk of your car, a yard sale, a gun show, or online). This makes no sense.
Read this again if this is not clear: people are not breaking the law if they are selling a gun to someone the law says should not be purchasing a gun. The Senate can close this loophole right now if they wanted to.
(More here: everytownresearch.org/issue/better-b…)
The other is an extreme risk protection order (ERPO), what we call a “red flag laws.” In many instances of gun violence (domestic violence, suicide, mass shootings), there were clear warning signs that the shooter posed a serious threat before the shooting.
These laws give family members and law enforcement a way to intervene before warning signs escalate into tragedies. They could petition a court for an order to temporarily remove guns from dangerous situations. The Senate could vote to pass this law right now if they wanted to.
(More here: everytownresearch.org/extreme-risk-l…)

(I'm almost done, I promise)

So to the United States Senators blocking these life-saving measures: We are not clueless. And we know you are not as well. We know you saw how the House passed these laws. We know you know what’s in them.
Now that all these NRA thugs are as weak as their arguments have always been, this is your opportunity. #DOSOMETHING. You can start by closing the background checks loophole and passing a red flags law. Or WE WILL #DOSOMETHING and put people in office who will.
But know, that every day you wait, more Americans will die from gun violence you can do something about.

If you are not a US Senator and you are reading this, here’s what YOU can do now: Text the word CHECKS to 644-33. Tell your Senator what you know she or he can do right now.
Tell them you’re watching.

(Picture is this, which is amazing: ) #ElPasoShooting #daytonshooting

Thank you. #DoSomething
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