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A list of #GunControl bills Democrats introduced after shootings, which Republicans blocked:

#SandyHook, 2012. 21 killed.

Congress proposed bipartisan bill expanding background checks, a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines.

Blocked by Republicans.
Charleston, South Carolina, Dylan Roof kills 9 people in a Black church.

Democrats tried to eliminate what became known as the "Charleston loophole," which allows people with incomplete background checks to purchase guns after three days.

Blocked by Republicans.
#SANBERNARDINO, 2015: 14 killed, 22 injured.

One day after the shooting, Senate Republicans blocked two gun control proposals introduced by Democrats on background checks.
Pulse Nightclub, June 2016. 49 killed, 53 injured.

A little over a week after the shooting, Severe Republicans voted against 4 measures to prevent people on Fed terrorism watch list from buying guns & closed loopholes in background check laws.
Las Vegas, October 2017.

58 killed, over 500 injured.

A bill to expand background checks was introduced, but failed to advance in the Senate.
Parkland, February 2018.

17 people (mostly students) killed.

Dems called for legislation. Republicans had the majority.

Trump broke promises he made to raise the minimum age to purchase rifles and to enforce universal background checks.
#ElPaso, August 2019.

23 people killed.

House Dems introduced a package of gun restrictions, including a bill to ban the manufacture & sale of large-capacity magazines.

Trump vowed to veto the legislation, so McConnell never brought it to a vote.
Boulder and Atlanta, March 2021

After these 2 shootings within a week, Biden urged the Senate to pass two House-approved bills to expand background checks and renew bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

Will #Uvalde be enough to force Republicans to act?
If you're tired of mass shootings, ELECT MORE DEMOCRATS to state, federal and local offices!
Today Senate Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would include debate about gun safety and hate crimes.

Both very relevant after the #Buffalo & #Uvalde mass shootings.

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