Sign Up for Email Alerts

Stay on top of breaking news and updates in the fight against gun violence, including how you can act in your community.

Sign up now

Tell Congress:

Fix the “Charleston Loophole" Now!

A bipartisan bill to fix the deadly "Charleston loophole" has been introduced in the House of Representatives. It's time Congress pass H.R. 1446!

In 2015, a white supremacist walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church — a historically Black church in Charleston, SC — and opened fire on a Bible study group. When the massacre was over, he had murdered nine Black worshippers. The killer was able to obtain a gun because of the “Charleston loophole.” This deadly loophole in our nation's background check system allows gun sales to be completed after three business days — even if a background check hasn't been completed. In 2016 and 2017 alone, the Charleston loophole allowed over 9,000 prohibited buyers to obtain firearms.

Please use the form below to join us in demanding your representative co-sponsor and vote yes on this legislation.