The U.S. Senate failed to pass S.649 this week by a mere 6 votes due to procedural steps that required 60 votes to pass the 100 person chamber. Research has shown that more than half of women in the United States murdered with guns are killed by intimate partners. More than half of mass shootings are acts of domestic violence or family violence. This violence is related to our weak gun laws, specifically the private sale loophole that makes it easy for those that choose to abuse to avoid background checks and obtain access to a firearm.
Please take a moment today to thank Senator John McCain for standing with the 92% of Americans who supported this lifesaving legislation and voting YES on S. 649. In addition, please contact Senator Flake and urge him to support universal background checks, if it comes to a vote again.
Contact Senator McCain and Senator Jeff Flake by calling the capitol switchboard at (1-888-269-5702 or 1-202-224-3121) and ask the operator to connect you to Senator McCain’s and Senator Flake’s office.
When you are connected with a staff member, tell him/her:
“I am a [constituent/victim advocate/survivor] and my name is _______. I am calling to thank Senator McCain for voting yes on S. 649. This legislation would have closed loopholes in our background check system. We hope Senator McCain will continue to support the bill given another opportunity as it’s provisions are essential to help keep victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking safe. Thank you.”
“I am a [constituent/victim advocate/survivor] and my name is _______. I am calling to urge Senator Flake, to express my disappointment in Senator Flake for voting against universal background checks for gun sales. S.649 would have closed loopholes in our background check system and would keep victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking safe. Thank you.”
It’s easy, it’s fast and it’s effective.
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Thanks for your advocacy!