We’ve been working to pressure Mitch McConnell to hold a debate and vote on the bipartisan background checks bill that has been sitting on his desk for the last 164 days.
That bill remains our top priority.
But there might be a new opportunity for another bipartisan bill that could save lives:
Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs), sometimes called “Red Flag laws,” would allow families and law enforcement to petition a court directly to temporarily remove a person’s access to guns if they pose a threat to themselves or others.
Laws like this are proven to work, and are a critically important piece in our efforts to save lives. Your support will help us make a difference:
Sign our petition and urge Congress to pass Extreme Risk legislation. We need to be proactive in our pursuit of making our communities safer and this is a step in the right direction.
Bills like these are important to us because it takes courage to speak up when you see someone going through a crisis.
It takes courage to save a life. And that type of courage is ingrained in the DNA of our organization.
Now it’s up to us to give lawmakers the courage to act.
Thank you for your help with this.
The team at Giffords