Federal: Hearing Wednesday on Universal Background Checks

This Wednesday (2/06), the bill mandating universal background checks will be heard by the Judiciary Committee of the US House of Representatives. This is the time to support this bill.

Friday (2/02), the NRA told members “it is vital that gun owners immediately contact their Representative to urge them to oppose this legislation.” Therefore, it is vital that concerned citizens also contact their Representative and urge them to support this bill.

Universal background checks would close a loophole that currently allows criminals to purchase guns with no checks at gun shows, Internet sales and private sales.

The Bill

👍 H.R. 8 would require background checks for every sale of a firearm.


Make a quick call to your US Representative’s office. Ask that the Representative support H.R.8. to ensure all purchases of guns are subject to background checks.

  • Enter your zip code at The League of Women Voters to find your representatives and senators.
  • Leverage the impact – forward this on another gun sense advocate.