If you have 3 minutes to spare today, email all your US representatives here (via Moms Demand Action) to let them know how you feel about expanding background checks for gun sales before they cast their vote this afternoon.
You can choose to customize your email, or send the powerful message Moms Demand Action has pre-filled for you.
This is what mine says:
Dear Congressman Smith,
As a Texan, the right to bear arms is a right I have been brought up to value, but my respect for responsible gunowners like my father does not conflict with my strong belief that additional gun legislation is needed to uphold the constitution’s promise to protect everyone’s rights.
Please help reform this broken system to take steps towards a safer America and a safer Texas by putting aside special interests and partisanship and voting for common-sense legislation.
These bills don’t limit anyone’s second amendment rights, they just limit the dangers faced by the majority of us who don’t want to constantly bear arms in order to feel safe.
I support these bills and respectfully urge you to support them too.
If you have a few more minutes, call your senator at 202-224-3121 to tell them why you care.