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Recent National Wins

  1. In July, the fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills passed by the House include $55 million in funding for gun violence research, as well as several key gun safety provisions that address the surge in gun sales during the coronavirus pandemic, background checks, school safety, domestic violence, city gun violence, police violence, ghost guns, veteran firearm suicide, and illegal guns. This was the strongest gun safety appropriations package to ever pass either chamber of Congress.
  2. In June, he House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act by a 55-vote margin, including support from three Republicans. This legislation marks an important step towards addressing racial profiling and police violence, which is all too often perpetrated with a gun.
  3. In April, Virginia Governor Northam signed a slate of gun safety bills, including legislation to require background checks on all gun sales and extreme risk legislation
  4. In February, the House passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8), which would require background checks on all gun sales, by a vote of 240-190 that included support from eight Republican legislators. This was the first major piece of gun violence prevention legislation to pass either chamber of Congress in two decades. The House also passed the Enhanced Background Checks Act (H.R. 1112), a bipartisan measure that would address the Charleston Loophole, which allows a gun sale to move forward after three business days, even if a background check has not been completed.
  5. In April, the House passed the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (H.R. 1585) with support from 33 Republicans, despite the NRA scoring the vote. It included life-saving measures to keep guns away from domestic abusers and ensure that law enforcement is informed when domestic abusers fail a background check and are stopped from purchasing a firearm. Unfortunately, Senate Republicans have refused to support VAWA reauthorization with those critical provisions.

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