Statement from AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler on the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act:
The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is a critical step in the right direction toward curbing the gun violence epidemic happening here in America.
Gun violence is a pressing issue of workplace safety. No one should have to go to school, clock in for a shift or go out to buy groceries and fear they might not make it home. This bill will enhance background checks for buyers under 21, disarm domestic abusers, make important investments in school and community mental health services, and more. It is a good first step in enacting policies that a majority of Americans support.
Congress must get this much-needed bill over the finish line, because when it does, it will save lives.
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