Close the Gun Loopholes and Stop Criminals and Mentally Ill From Purchasing Guns

Gun violence kills 34 Americans every single day of the year. High profile recent events have only further underlined the importance of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally unstable.

550 mayors from around the country have formed the “Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund” which is leading the charge on this effort.

An outspoken leader of the group, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, urges that “The time has clearly come to [create] a genuine credible background check system for the sale of fire arms.”

Although current gun laws are intended to prevent felons, drug users, and the mentally ill from purchasing guns, the system is rife with loopholes and exceptions.

The 550 mayors leading the gun control effort are focusing on two key reforms:

1) Ensure the background check system contains all the names of all people prohibited from buying guns.

2) Make sure the system is actually used by requiring a background check for every single gun sale in the U.S.

To demand Congress enact these policies, please sign the petition below.

PETITION TEXT:

Dear Sir or Madam,

Every day 34 people are murdered in America with guns, the majority of which are owned illegally. I am joining the more than 550 U.S. mayors who are calling for Congress to ensure these weapons do not fall into the hands of dangerous criminals, drug users, or the mentally ill.

Congress needs to take the following steps:

1) Ensure the background check system contains all the names of all people prohibited from buying guns.

2) Make sure the system is actually used by requiring a background check for every single gun sale in the U.S.

Every day that Congress fails to act will lead to more avoidable deaths. As a result, I respectfully request you pursue this legislation immediately.

Sincerely,

[Your name will go here]

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