As Gun Violence Surges, Senator Schumer Must Schedule a Senate Vote on Background Check Bill

May 11, 2023

Washington, D.C. – Guns Down America released the following statement calling on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to hold a vote on a background check bill following the meeting of today’s Senate Democratic caucus.

CNN reported recently that gun violence has affected most families in the United States. Nearly 1 in 5 adults has had a family member killed by a gun, including in homicide and suicide, and about 1 in 6 has witnessed an injury from a gun.

“Senator Schumer has promised to hold a vote on gun violence prevention. Now is the time,” said Shannon Grady, Interim Executive Director of Guns Down America. “You only need to turn on the news to be reminded that we have too many guns and they are too easy to get. We need Senate Democrats to prioritize holding a vote to keep our communities safer.”

The Associated Press reported that Senator Schumer previously promised to hold a vote on gun violence.