Today is the first anniversary of the Parkland school shooting.
This January, Congresspeople introduced 33 bills primarily concerning firearms, 21 of which call for more gun control, eight for protecting gun rights, and four for authorizing firearms buyback programs or research into gun violence. In the 111th, 112th, 114th, and 115th Congresses—which together span the last decade—the very first month saw only 11 to 18 new bills introduced having to do with guns. In some of those years, there were more gun rights bills introduced than gun-control ones.
Let's contact our MoCs and tell them that these schoolchildren, as well as all the others who died needlessly at gunpoint, deserve support for any and all legislation to make lives safer.
A Pacific Standard analysis reveals the only other time a new Congress has introduced so many gun-control bills was in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting.
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