The Problem is #GunLawsNotGames
There’s no link between video games and gun violence. But there is a link between NRA contributions and elected officials who block gun reform.
During the first half of 2019 alone, the NRA spent $1.6 million lobbying members of Congress against a proposal to expand background checks for gun sales. And they’ve succeeded: even after the deadly string of mass shootings this summer, President Trump and Mitch McConnell have refused to support common-sense gun safety legislation.
Play League of Legislators and see for yourself. Click the image to get started. You'll play as a member of Congress who must avoid lobbyists and bribes from the gun lobby in order to make it to the U.S. Capitol to sign legislation to prevent gun violence. And when you're done, take action below and check out our list of the 50 Senators who've taken the most money from the NRA.
Then Tell McConnell and Trump: It's Guns not Games
Tweet a message to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump. Video games are not the problem. Gun violence is a uniquely American problem caused by our nation's lax gun laws and putting the interest of special interests ahead of public safety. It's time to pass REAL solutions to prevent gun violence, like the bills to expand background checks that have been sitting on Mitch McConnell's desk for more than 200 days.
And check out our list of the 50 Senators in the 116th Congress who've taken the most money from the NRA.
Note: The form below requires a Twitter account to send the messages.