In the past few months, various legislation relating to gun violence prevention has been introdued in the Senate. There are a very important pieces of legislation, which are most effective when combined into one package. Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced S. 150, which would end open access to military-style assault weapons and high capacity magazines. Senator Frank Lautenberg introduced The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act of 2013 (S. 33), which would ban high-capacity ammunition magazines holding more than ten rounds. A comprehensive package to end gun violence also includes a bill on gun trafficking, unviersal background checks, and measures to increase school safety.
Please write your Senators and ask them to support a comprehensive approach to gun legislation. No single piece of legislation is going to end gun violence. It is incredibly important that ALL components of gun legislation are included to make gun violence prevention the most effective.
Now is the time! Encourage your Senators to support comprehensive guns legislation! Be sure to spread the word within your community and urge friends to take this same action.