PASS COMMON SENSE GUN LAWS!

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CALL TOPIC: Congress must take action to prevent acts of gun violence by passing sensible gun control legislation!
CALL SCRIPT
1) Let’s call Congressman Smith’s office in D.C. at 202-225-3765…
Caller: Hello, I am a constituent of Rep. Smith’s; may I speak with the staffer who handles gun issues?
I am outraged by the mass shooting in Florida, and the 18 school shootings which have occurred in the first 45 days of this year. It is not enough to not just condemn this act of terror; I implore Rep. Smith to support responsible policies that help prevent these acts of gun violence. Rep. Smith should cosponsor the following legislation and publicly pressure Congressional leadership to bring sensible gun control legislation up for a vote:
(choose from bills below or list all, and it’s fine to simply state the bill # without explaining the content, since the staffer will only be tallying if you support/oppose the bill)
1. H.R.3999 – to ban the use and sale of bump stocks, which effectively circumvent restrictions on automatic weapons
2. H.R.3464 – Background Check Completion Act, which closes a loophole that allows a gun sale if a background check is not completed after 72 hours, even if the buyer is not legally allowed to purchase a gun. (This loophole was used by Dylann Roof to purchase the gun he used to kill nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.)
3. H.R.3987 – Protecting Americans from Gun Violence Act, which is a far-reaching and comprehensive bill that closes private sale and online sale loopholes, implements uniform background checks, funds research into gun deaths, and provides funding for police training and mental health care resources.
4. H.R. 4434 – Fix NICS Act to strengthen the FBI’s existing National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) with improvements to the reporting of records into the NICS to make it a more effective system for stopping dangerous individuals from purchasing firearms.
And just ONE more thing.  Since the Congressman has been in NJ fundraising, how about having a town hall during Congressional Recess next week so he can listen to his constituents. Thank you.
2)Let’s call our Senators (Booker D.C. 202-224-3224, Newark 973-639-8700; Menendez D.C. 202-224-4744, Newark 973-645-3030)…
Caller: Hello, I am a constituent of the Senator’s; may I speak with the staffer who handles gun issues?
I am outraged by the mass shooting in Florida. I thank the Senator for calling on Congress to act. Please ask the Senator to maintain pressure on Congressional leadership to bring sensible gun control legislation up for a vote.

Additionally, I want the Senator to cosponsor S.2135, the Fix NICS Act to strengthen the FBI’s existing National Instant Criminal Background Check System to make it a more effective system for stopping dangerous individuals from purchasing firearms.

I also want the Senator to vote AGAINST S.446, The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would endanger law enforcement and civilians. Will the Senator reject the proposed combination of the Fix NICS bill with the Concealed Carry Reciprocity bill? Thank you.
(Our Senators have both already cosponsored S.1916 to ban the use and sale of bump stocks, and S.1923 the Background Check Completion Act, so you can thank them if you wish.)
Sources
Caller best practices:
Senator Cory Booker – https://www.booker.senate.gov (scroll to bottom)
Senator Bob Menendez – https://www.menendez.senate.gov/contact
NJ Governor’s Office – 609-292-6000
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