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Senate: keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and stalkers. Please co-sponsor S. 1290.

I'm writing as a constituent to urge you to co-sponsor S. 1290, Sen. Amy Klobuchar's bill that would close loopholes in federal law that permit domestic abusers and stalkers to get their hands on guns.

This is an urgently needed piece of legislation that will save women's lives. Most mass shootings in this country are in fact domestic violence incidents.

We need to do more to stop gun violence against women. I hope I can count on your support for this bill.

Signed,

Everytown for Gun Safety

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How this will help

We urgently need to close loopholes in federal law that permit domestic abusers and stalkers to get their hands on guns.

Women are the target of far too many shootings in America. In fact, the...

We urgently need to close loopholes in federal law that permit domestic abusers and stalkers to get their hands on guns.

Women are the target of far too many shootings in America. In fact, the majority of mass shootings in this country are domestic violence incidents. But there's now important legislation in the Senate that will strengthen our nation's domestic violence laws and help save women's lives. 

Sen. Klobuchar's bill is called the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act, and it works in two key ways:

  1. It would add stalkers to the group of people prohibited from buying guns, which already includes the severely mentally ill and violent criminals. 
  2. It would prohibit all domestic abusers from buying guns, including dating partners -- not just spouses.

Sign this petition to urge your senator to co-sponsor S. 1290.

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