Congess Must Act to Protect the Nation from the Plague of
For far too long, Congress has been apathetic to the gun violence that plagues
our nation. Though we're not even halfway through 2021, our country has
already experienced over 147 mass shootings. The senseless shootings in Atlanta,
Boulder, and Indianapolis are just a few of the many tragedies that we've been
forced to grapple with.
The Biden Administration has taken executive action to help curb our gun violence
epidemic, but these reforms can only do so much, and executive authority can only go so
far. Now is the time for Congress to step up and pas common-sense gun violence
prevention reforms, such as universal background checks, closing the gun show loophole,
and banning assault weapons. The House of Representatives has already passed HR 8,
the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, which is the first step in transforming gun safety
laws in our country. This legislation now sits before the Senate.