‘YES’ on H.R. 8 – Background Checks Act


It has been more than two decades since the U.S. House of Representatives held a vote on major gun safety legislation. H.R. 8 is scheduled for a hearing in the House Committee on Rules on February 25 at 5:00 p.m. It will then be voted on in the full House where it is expected to easily pass.

However, the Senate is another story. We urge you to contact Senators Rubio and Scott and urge them to get behind this legislation to require background checks on all gun sales. The bill would enforce existing laws and make good on the need to increase public safety. Republicans have no reason to not support this bill.

Support for background checks on all gun sales routinely measures above 80% in public polling including support from Republicans and gun owners.

If enacted, background checks would be required for every gun sale including unlicensed sales between strangers who meet online or at gun shows.

Ask our Senators to support a law to require background checks on all gun sales.

Senator Rubio: 202-224-3041

Senator Scott: 202-224-5274