Bipartisan Letter to Oppose Gun Riders in Appropriations Bills

We invite to join us sending the attached bipartisan letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Leader Nancy Pelosi urging that they ensure none of the twelve subcommittee appropriations bills include any riders that impact gun violence prevention. Gun violence prevention
is an important and sensitive issue and, given the renewed national focus, now is not the time to include controversial appropriations riders that negatively impact gun laws.

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Closing Monday: Bipartisan National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Appropriations Letter

Right now, millions of records are missing from the various databases that make up the National Instant Background Check Systems.  Many states do not have the necessary resources to upload criminal history and prohibitor records, which has allowed individuals
to slip through the cracks.  This continues to be a serious problem, as states are still not submitting adequate numbers of records to make the system work as intended. A recent study found that in six states combined, fewer than 140 mental health records
had been submitted. 

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Bipartisan National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Appropriations Letter

Right now, millions of records are missing from the various databases that make up the National Instant Background Check Systems.  Many states do not have the necessary resources to upload criminal history and prohibitor records, which has allowed individuals
to slip through the cracks.  This continues to be a serious problem, as states are still not submitting adequate numbers of records to make the system work as intended. A recent study found that in six states combined, fewer than 140 mental health records
had been submitted. 

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