Please Call Your Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee
Recently, the House of Representatives approved their version of their Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Appropriations Act for FY2016 (H.R. 2578) which funds among other agencies, the ATF, who is responsible for enforcing our nation's gun laws. In the process, House members added 11 so-called “gun riders” to their bill that will only benefit criminals while tying the hands of law enforcement trying to reduce gun violence. Now the Senate Appropriations Committee will begin consideration of the CJS Appropriations bill. We are urging Senators NOT to include these bad gun riders, which in some cases would allow violent felons easier access to dangerous weapons.
When you put in your zip code below, you will get a page that shows your Senator, if he/she is on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and his/her telephone number. The page will also include a prewritten email that you can send to your Senator. In the draft email are more details about these bad riders. Can you please send the email and call your Senator. Tell him/her to work to keep gun riders out of the CJS Appropriations bill. These riders only make it easier for criminals to get weapons and harder for the ATF and all of law enforcement to go after gun traffickers. (Note: You can edit and personalize this prewritten email.)