We're Done with Your Prayers Mitch McConnell, Ban Assault Weapons Now!

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What do all these mass shootings have in common?
Aug 31: Odessa shooting; 29 people across 15 miles killed or injured (the most recent causalities since this petition was launched).
Aug 4, 2019: Dayton shooting; 36 late-night revelers killed or injured.
Aug 3, 2019: El Paso shooting; at least 46 shoppers killed or injured.
Jul 28, 2019: Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting; 19 food lovers killed or injured.
Oct 27, 2018: Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting; 17 Jews killed or injured.
Apr 22, 2018: Nashville Waffle House shooting; 6 diners killed or injured.
Feb 14, 2018: Stoneman Douglas High School shooting; 34 students and educators killed or injured.
Nov 5, 2017: Sutherland Springs Baptist Church shooting; 47 church-goers killed or injured.
Oct 1, 2017: Las Vegas shooting; 481 concert-goers killed or injured.
Jun 12, 2016: Pulse Nightclub shooting: 103 club-goers killed or injured.

The shooter used a semi-automatic assault-style rifle.

That's why we must demand that Senate GOP Majority Leader McConnell bring Senate Bill 66, the Assault Weapons Ban sponsored by Sen. Feinstein (D-CA), to the Senate floor for a vote. 

More than half of mass shootings involve the use of assault-style rifles and/or high-capacity magazines, both of which would be banned by S.66. In 6 out of 10 mass shootings where high-capacity magazines are used, nearly twice as many people are killed, and six times as many injured.

Time after time Majority Leader McConnell has refused to even allow debate on gun control legislation, despite a nearly 2:1 margin of voters who favor a federal ban on assault weapons versus those opposed.

Since 6 in 10 voters favor stricter gun laws McConnell should also advance a host of other gun control legislation he has blocked. He should bring S.42, the Background Check Expansion Bill sponsored by Sen. Murphy (D-CT) to a vote, a measure favored by 94% of voters. He should bring S.184, the Gun Violence Prevention Research Act sponsored by Sen. Markey (D-MA) to a vote. He should bring S.193, Ethan's Law to require safe firearm storage sponsored by Sen. Blumenthal (D-CT) to a vote. To name just a few of the gun safety bills buried by the "grim reaper" (as McConnell likes to call himself) an apt description for a leader who sits by while more than 100 people are killed by guns every day.

America has had enough of Mitch McConnell's prayers, it's long past time for him to put American lives ahead of the gun lobby. Please sign this petition to demand that McConnell schedule a vote on S.66, the Assault Weapons Ban, and other federal gun control measures.