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Gun Reform....did it REALLY happen...Is it enough?

Updated: Jul 2, 2023

It is hard to believe for the first time in nearly thirty years Congress actually passed a small gun reform package. The Child Safety Protection Act of 2022, received bipartisan support, with 14 Republicans partnering with Democrats in the House to approve the bill by 234 to 193 votes.

It imposes tougher checks on buyers between 18 to 21 years old and encourages states to adopt red flag legislation to remove guns from people considered a threat. It closes the Boyfriend Loophole, preventing gun sales to any unmarried partner convicted of domestic violence. The Mental Health provisions in the bill, that I think helped it cross the finish line, provides 15 billion dollars for programs along with upgrades in school security.

Lives will be saved with this modest gun reform package nonetheless many feel it didn’t go far enough... yet lawmakers on the Hill argue it is at least a starting point.

In 2018, NPR published CHART: How Have Your Members Of Congress Voted On Gun Bills? with a nifty section that allows the reader to click on a state to see how respective Senators voted on gun reforms bills.

Use this NPR article to check our your candidates for the 2022 Midterms. I will update this post when I find a more current resource.

As you prepare to vote in the 2022 midterms, review your slate of candidates, and elect legislators who have voted for gun reforms previously. We need these candidates to be elected to champion a more comprehensive gun reform package. This can only happen with your informed vote!

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When deciding Who Should I Vote for? Go to a website packed with voting resources, US legislator voting records, plus current Congress/Senate election ballots to help Americans to cast informed votes that make a difference.

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