3 children and 3 adults were killed in a Nashville school shooting. According to authorities, the killer was armed with two assault-style weapons, designed to kill efficiently without having to reload frequently.
The number of mass shootings has almost doubled compared with this time last year. But we can change that.
Last year, the House passed a bill banning assault weapons on the federal level, and members of the Senate recently introduced a similar bill. It's time for all of us to come together and demand a nationwide ban on assault weapons before more children are massacred.
A similar federal ban was passed in the 1990s -- we can do it again. Sign now and share as much as you can.
US Congress: ban assault weapons now
When a federal ban on assault weapons was implemented in the 1990s, the number of gun massacre deaths decreased by 37% and then sharply increased by 183% after the ban expired.
It's true that an assault weapons ban won't solve the gun violence epidemic entirely on its own -- addressing the mental health crisis is also a serious concern. But the data speaks for itself: a ban would significantly help keep our children safe and alive, and that should be Congress's top priority.
We are reaching a tipping point with this crisis. If we all pile on now, we can put enough pressure on Congress to finally act. Sign now, and share this widely.
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