Every day in America, 34 people are murdered with guns. We can’t accept the flaws in our background check system that lead to these tragic deaths.
The recent shootings in Tucson have once again exposed flaws in America’s efforts to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, drug abusers, the mentally ill and other dangerous people.
I am joining more than 550 U.S. Mayors in calling on Congress to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people by taking two critical steps:
- Get the names of people who should be prohibited from buying guns into the background check system
- Require a background check for every gun sale in America, whether at a store or gun show… wherever!
Our gun laws are designed to prevent felons, the mentally ill, and drug abusers from purchasing guns, but the background check system is broken, and loopholes in the law allows criminals to buy guns with no questions asked.
Please join me in sending a message to Congress to Fix Gun Checks: