Tell the Senate: Require background checks for firearm sales at gun shows

UPDATE:The Manchin-Toomey amendment was just defeated in the Senate. Even though the was vote 54 in favor and 46 opposed, it couldn't reach the 60 vote threshold to overcome a filibuster.

Please email your Democratic Senators now, asking them to re-open filibuster reform to bring back a functioning Senate. Click here to email them about the filibuster.


After three months of negotiations, a bipartisan bill has been drafted that would require criminal and mental health background checks for anyone purchasing a firearm at a gun show or on the internet.

The vote is expected on Wednesday afternoon, April 17. And it's going to be close.

Please, use the form below to join with Daily Kos and Americans for Responsible Solutions by emailing your senators and telling them to vote for expanded background checks.

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