The nation’s mayors are calling on the United States Senate to return to Washington to pass bipartisan legislation to end gun violence now. We need our youth to join us.

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August 8, 2019

The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Majority Leader
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Charles E. Schumer
Democratic Leader
United States Senate
Washington, DC 201510

Dear Leader McConnell and Leader Schumer:

RE: Senate Action Needed NOW on Gun Safety Legislation

On behalf of The United States Conference of Mayors, we urge you to immediately call the Senate back to Washington to take action on bipartisan gun safety legislation.

Already in 2019, there have been over 250 mass shootings. The tragic events in El Paso and Dayton this weekend are just the latest reminders that our nation can no longer wait for our federal government to take the actions necessary to prevent people who should not have access to firearms from being able to purchase them.

In late February, the House of Representatives passed two bills that would greatly strengthen the background check system:

  • H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Check Act of 2019
  • H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019

H.R. 8 passed the House on February 27 on a bipartisan vote of 240-190. It would close serious loopholes in the background check system by:

  • requiring all firearm purchases to undergo a NICS background check;
  • helping to prevent dangerous individuals from obtaining deadly weapons by circumventing the laws on the books;
  • prohibiting unlicensed transfers of guns through unregulated secondary sales; and
  • increasing law enforcement’s ability to trace crime guns.

H.R. 1112 passed the House on February 28 on a bipartisan vote of 228-198. If this bill had been law in 2015, the terrible tragedy that occurred at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston might have been avoided. The bill would extend the background check review period deadline from three to 10 business days, to help ensure that background checks are completed before weapons are sold and that dangerous individuals who should not have them are unable to purchase them.

H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112 are bipartisan, sensible gun safety bills that would make our cities and our people safer, and would in no way compromise gun owners’ rights.

We urge you to call the Senate back to session now to take up and pass these bills to help reduce gun violence and the terrible toll it takes in our cities and our nation.

Quick passage of these bills is a critical step to reducing gun violence in our country. The United States Conference of Mayors stands ready to work with Congress, the Administration and others to develop holistic remedies to the scourge of gun violence. America has proven time and again that we can rise to our most difficult challenges. We look forward to working with you to find a way forward to protect our citizens from this senseless carnage.

We must act now.

Contact Your Senators Now

Senator State Phone Twitter Instagram Facebook
Sen. Lisa Murkowski AK 202-224-6665 @lisamurkowski @senlisamurkowski https://www.facebook.com/SenLisaMurkowski
Sen. Dan Sullivan AK 202-224-3004 @SenDanSullivan @sen_dansullivan https://www.facebook.com/SenDanSullivan
Sen. Doug Jones AL 202-224-4124 @sendougjones @dougjonesbama http://www.facebook.com/senatordougjones
Sen. Richard Shelby AL 202-224-5744 @SenShelby @senatorshelby https://www.facebook.com/RichardShelby
Sen. John Boozman AR 202-224-4843 @JohnBoozman @johnboozman https://www.facebook.com/JohnBoozman
Sen. Tom Cotton AR 202-224-2353 @SenTomCotton @tomcottonar https://www.facebook.com/SenatorTomCotton
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema AZ 202-224-4521 @Senatorsinema @senatorsinema https://www.facebook.com/senatorsinema
Sen. Martha McSally AZ 202-224-2235 @SenMcSallyAZ @senmcsallyaz https://www.facebook.com/SenMarthaMcSally
Sen. Dianne Feinstein CA 202-224-3841 @SenFeinstein @the_real_dianne_feinstein https://www.facebook.com/SenatorFeinstein
Sen. Kamala Harris CA 202-224-3553 @KamalaHarris @kamalaharris https://www.facebook.com/KamalaHarris
Sen. Michael Bennet CO 202-224-5852 @SenBennetCO @senatorbennet https://www.facebook.com/senbennetco
Sen. Cory Gardner CO 202-224-5941 @SenCoryGardner @sencorygardner https://www.facebook.com/SenCoryGardner
Sen. Richard Blumenthal CT 202-224-2823 @SenBlumenthal @senblumenthal https://www.facebook.com/SenBlumenthal
Sen. Christopher Murphy CT 202-224-4041 @ChrisMurphyCT @chrismurphyct https://www.facebook.com/ChrisMurphyCT
Sen. Thomas Carper DE 202-224-2441 @SenatorCarper @senatorcarper https://www.facebook.com/tomcarper
Sen. Chris Coons DE 202-224-5042 @ChrisCoons @senatorchriscoons https://www.facebook.com/senatorchriscoons
Sen. Rick Scott FL 202-224-5274 @senrickscott @scottforflorida https://www.facebook.com/scottforflorida
Sen. Marco Rubio FL 202-224-3041 @marcorubio @marcorubiofla https://www.facebook.com/SenatorMarcoRubio
Sen. Johnny Isakson GA 202-224-3643 @SenatorIsakson @senatorisakson https://www.facebook.com/isakson
Sen. David Perdue GA 202-224-3521 @sendavidperdue @sendavidperdue https://www.facebook.com/SenatorDavidPerdue
Sen. Mazie Hirono HI 202-224-6361 @maziehirono @maziehirono https://www.facebook.com/senatorhirono
Sen. Brian Schatz HI 202-224-3934 @SenBrianSchatz @brianschatz https://www.facebook.com/SenBrianSchatz
Sen. Joni Ernst IA 202-224-3254 @SenJoniErnst @senjoniernst https://www.facebook.com/senjoniernst
Sen. Charles Grassley IA 202-224-3744 @ChuckGrassley @senatorchuckgrassley https://www.facebook.com/grassley
Sen. Michael Crapo ID 202-224-6142 @MikeCrapo @mikecrapo https://www.facebook.com/mikecrapo
Sen. Jim Risch ID 202-224-2752 @SenatorRisch @jimrisch8504 https://www.facebook.com/SenatorJimRisch
Sen. Tammy Duckworth IL 202-224-2854 @SenDuckworth @SenDuckworth https://www.facebook.com/SenDuckworth
Sen. Richard Durbin IL 202-224-2152 @SenatorDurbin @durbincampaign https://www.facebook.com/SenatorDurbin
Sen. Mike Braun IN 202-224-4814 @SenatorBraun @senatorbraun https://www.facebook.com/SenatorBraun
Sen. Todd Young IN 202-224-5623 @SenToddYoung @sentoddyoung https://www.facebook.com/SenatorToddYoung
Sen. Jerry Moran KS 202-224-6521 @JerryMoran https://www.facebook.com/jerrymoran
Sen. Pat Roberts KS 202-224-4774 @SenPatRoberts @senpatroberts https://www.facebook.com/SenPatRoberts
Sen. Mitch McConnell KY 202-224-2541 @McConnellPress @mcconnellpress https://www.facebook.com/mitchmcconnell
Sen. Rand Paul KY 202-224-4343 @DrRandPaul @drrandpaul https://www.facebook.com/SenatorRandPaul
Sen. Bill Cassidy LA 202-224-5824 @BillCassidy https://www.facebook.com/billcassidy
Sen. John Kennedy LA 202-224-4623 @SenJohnKennedy @senjohnkennedy https://www.facebook.com/JohnKennedyLouisiana
Sen. Edward Markey MA 202-224-2742 @SenMarkey @edmarkey https://www.facebook.com/EdJMarkey
Sen. Elizabeth Warren MA 202-224-4543 @SenWarren @elizabethwarrenma https://www.facebook.com/senatorelizabethwarren
Sen. Benjamin Cardin MD 202-224-4524 @SenatorCardin @senatorcardin https://www.facebook.com/senatorbencardin
Sen. Chris Van Hollen MD 202-224-4654 @ChrisVanHollen @chrisvanhollen https://www.facebook.com/chrisvanhollen
Sen. Susan Collins ME 202-224-2523 @SenatorCollins @sensusancollins https://www.facebook.com/susancollins
Sen. Angus King ME 202-224-5344 @SenAngusKing @anguskingmaine https://www.facebook.com/SenatorAngusSKingJr
Sen. Gary Peters MI 202-224-6221 @SenGaryPeters @sengarypeters https://www.facebook.com/SenGaryPeters
Sen. Debbie Stabenow MI 202-224-4822 @SenStabenow @senatordebbiestabenow https://www.facebook.com/stabenow
Sen. Tina Smith MN 202-224-5641 @SenTinaSmith @tinasmithmn https://www.facebook.com/USSenTinaSmith
Sen. Amy Klobuchar MN 202-224-3244 @amyklobuchar @amyklobuchar https://www.facebook.com/amyklobuchar
Sen. Roy Blunt MO 202-224-5721 @RoyBlunt @royblunt https://www.facebook.com/SenatorBlunt
Sen. Josh Hawley MO 202-224-6154 @hawleymo @joshhawleymo https://www.facebook.com/SenatorHawley
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith MS 202-224-5054 @SenHydeSmith @sencindyhydesmith https://www.facebook.com/SenatorCindyHydeSmith
Sen. Roger Wicker MS 202-224-6253 @SenatorWicker @senatorwicker https://www.facebook.com/SenatorWicker
Sen. Steve Daines MT 202-224-2651 @SteveDaines @stevedaines https://www.facebook.com/SteveDainesMT
Sen. Jon Tester MT 202-224-2644 @SenatorTester @senatorjontester https://www.facebook.com/senatortester
Sen. Richard Burr NC 202-224-3154 @SenatorBurr @senatorburr https://www.facebook.com/SenatorRichardBurr
Sen. Thom Tillis NC 202-224-6342 @SenThomTillis @senthomtillis https://www.facebook.com/SenatorThomTillis
Sen. Kevin Cramer ND 202-224-2043 @kevincramer @votecramer https://www.facebook.com/votecramer
Sen. John Hoeven ND 202-224-2551 @SenJohnHoeven @senjohnhoeven https://www.facebook.com/SenatorJohnHoeven
Sen. Deb Fischer NE 202-224-6551 @SenatorFischer @senatorfischer https://www.facebook.com/senatordebfischer
Sen. Ben Sasse NE 202-224-4224 @SenSasse @senatorsasse https://www.facebook.com/SenatorSasse
Sen. Margaret Wood Hassan NH 202-224-3324 @SenatorHassan @senatorhassan https://www.facebook.com/SenatorHassan
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen NH 202-224-2841 @SenatorShaheen @senatorshaheen https://www.facebook.com/SenatorShaheen
Sen. Cory Booker NJ 202-224-3224 @SenBookerOffice @corybooker https://www.facebook.com/corybooker
Sen. Robert Menendez NJ 202-224-4744 @SenatorMenendez @senatormenendez https://www.facebook.com/senatormenendez
Sen. Martin Heinrich NM 202-224-5521 @MartinHeinrich @senatormartinheinrich https://www.facebook.com/MartinHeinrich
Sen. Tom Udall NM 202-224-6621 @SenatorTomUdall @senatortomudall https://www.facebook.com/senatortomudall
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto NV 202-224-3542 @SenCortezMasto @catherinecortezmastofornv https://www.facebook.com/SenatorCortezMasto
Sen. Jacky Rosen NV 202-224-6244 @SenJackyRosen @senjackyrosen https://www.facebook.com/SenJackyRosen
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand NY 202-224-4451 @SenGillibrand @kirstengillibrand https://www.facebook.com/KirstenGillibrand
Sen. Charles Schumer NY 202-224-6542 @SenSchumer @chuckschumer https://www.facebook.com/senschumer
Sen. Sherrod Brown OH 202-224-2315 @SenSherrodBrown @sensherrodbrown https://www.facebook.com/sherrod
Sen. Rob Portman OH 202-224-3353 @senrobportman @senrobportman https://www.facebook.com/senrobportman
Sen. James Inhofe OK 202-224-4721 @InhofePress @inhofepress https://www.facebook.com/jiminhofe
Sen. James Lankford OK 202-224-5754 @SenatorLankford @senatorlankford https://www.facebook.com/SenatorLankford
Sen. Jeff Merkley OR 202-224-3753 @SenJeffMerkley @senjeffmerkley https://www.facebook.com/jeffmerkley
Sen. Ron Wyden OR 202-224-5244 @RonWyden @RonWyden https://www.facebook.com/wyden
Sen. Bob Casey PA 202-224-6324 @SenBobCasey @senbobcasey https://www.facebook.com/SenatorBobCasey
Sen. Patrick Toomey PA 202-224-4254 @SenToomey @senpattoomey https://www.facebook.com/senatortoomey
Sen. Jack Reed RI 202-224-4642 @SenJackReed https://www.facebook.com/SenJackReed
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse RI 202-224-2921 @SenWhitehouse @senwhitehouse https://www.facebook.com/SenatorWhitehouse
Sen. Lindsey Graham SC 202-224-5972 @GrahamBlog @lindseygrahamsc https://www.facebook.com/USSenatorLindseyGraham
Sen. Tim Scott SC 202-224-6121 @SenatorTimScott @senatortimscott https://www.facebook.com/SenatorTimScott
Sen. Mike Rounds SD 202-224-5842 @SenatorRounds @senatorrounds https://www.facebook.com/SenatorMikeRounds
Sen. John Thune SD 202-224-2321 @SenJohnThune @senjohnthune https://www.facebook.com/johnthune
Sen. Lamar Alexander TN 202-224-4944 @SenAlexander @senlamaralexander https://www.facebook.com/senatorlamaralexander
Sen. Marsha Blackburn TN 202-224-3344 @MarshaBlackburn @marshablackburn https://www.facebook.com/marshablackburn
Sen. John Cornyn TX 202-224-2934 @JohnCornyn @johncornyn https://www.facebook.com/SenJohnCornyn
Sen. Ted Cruz TX 202-224-5922 @SenTedCruz @sentedcruz https://www.facebook.com/SenatorTedCruz
Sen. Mitt Romney UT 202-224-5251 @SenatorRomney @senatorromney https://www.facebook.com/senatorromney
Sen. Mike Lee UT 202-224-5444 @SenMikeLee @senmikelee https://www.facebook.com/senatormikelee
Sen. Patrick Leahy VT 202-224-4242 @SenatorLeahy @senatorleahy https://www.facebook.com/SenatorPatrickLeahy
Sen. Bernard Sanders VT 202-224-5141 @SenSanders @berniesanders https://www.facebook.com/senatorsanders
Sen. Tim Kaine VA 202-224-4024 @SenKaineOffice @timkaine https://www.facebook.com/SenatorKaine
Sen. Mark Warner VA 202-224-2023 @MarkWarner @senatorwarner https://www.facebook.com/MarkRWarner
Sen. Maria Cantwell WA 202-224-3441 @SenatorCantwell @senatormariacantwell https://www.facebook.com/senatorcantwell
Sen. Patty Murray WA 202-224-2621 @PattyMurray @senpattymurray https://www.facebook.com/pattymurray
Sen. Tammy Baldwin WI 202-224-5653 @SenatorBaldwin @senatorbaldwin https://www.facebook.com/senatortammybaldwin
Sen. Ron Johnson WI 202-224-5323 @SenRonJohnson @senronjohnson https://www.facebook.com/senronjohnson
Sen. Shelley Capito WV 202-224-6472 @SenCapito @sencapito https://www.facebook.com/senshelley
Sen. Joe Manchin WV 202-224-3954 @Sen_JoeManchin @joesenatorf782 https://www.facebook.com/JoeManchinIII
Sen. John Barrasso WY 202-224-6441 @SenJohnBarrasso @senjohnbarrasso https://www.facebook.com/johnbarrasso
Sen. Michael Enzi WY 202-224-3424 @SenatorEnzi @senatorenzi https://www.facebook.com/mikeenzi

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