A strong majority in the United States tells pollsters we support a new ban on assault weapons.
Such a ban would be one small step toward reducing gun deaths.
It's a step similar to those that have worked successfully in other countries.
And it's a step that has worked before in the United States.
Mass-shootings that killed six or more people were significantly more numerous and deadly between 1984 and 1994 than during the years of the assault weapons ban, 1994 to 2004. They rose dramatically between 2004 and 2014, after the ban was lifted.
Let’s support Florida’s brave high school activists by taking the battle over assault weapons to Congress.
A new bill has been introduced in the House called the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018, H.R. 5087. It would prohibit the sale, transfer, production, and importation of:
• Semi-automatic rifles and handguns with a military-style feature that can accept a detachable magazine;
• Semi-automatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds;
• Semi-automatic shotguns with a military-style feature;
• Any ammunition feeding device that can hold more than 10 rounds;
• And 205 specifically-named and listed firearms.
Click here to email your Representative and your Senators to build support for passage.
There is momentum right now, and we have to push it forward, to give the right to life a chance against the supposed right to weapons of mass-murder.
Can you forward this to 10 people you know and ask them to help too?
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> Text of the bill
> Washington Post: The real reason Congress banned assault weapons in 1994 — and why it worked