Now is the Time: Support This Bipartisan Effort to Expand Background Checks
Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Peter King (R-NY) introduced a bill, H.R. 4240, just last week to expand Brady background checks. In the aftermath of a mass shooting where the shooter should not have had access to guns, it is more important than ever. Below, you will find a sample script of what to say when you are connected with your member of Congress.
If Your Representative is not Mike Thompson or Peter King: Hi, I am (your name), and I am a constituent who lives in the congressional district. On Friday afternoon, Congressmen Thompson and King introduced a bipartisan bill to expand Brady background checks to more gun sales including those online, and at gun shows. The bill also helps states and federal agencies to upload all relevant records of prohibited purchasers to the national background check system in a timely manner. Please co-sponsor H.R. 4240. Thank you.
If Your Representative is Mike Thompson or Peter King: Hi, I am (your name), and I am a constituent who lives in the congressional district. THANK YOU for being a gun violence prevention champion. Your sponsorship of H.R. 4240 to expand Brady background checks and strengthen the background check system with more timely uploading of all relevant records is really important to me. Thank you for your leadership on this important issue.
Make a difference, just follow these steps:
- Fill out the form on this page.
- Answer the call that you receive. It will connect you to your Representative.
- Use our script to tell them to cosponsor and support the bill Thompson and King introduced.