“For too long, a grisly ritual played out in the House: a shooting, a moment of silence, then inaction. Today is a new day in Congress. In less than two months, the House Democratic Majority passed a bipartisan background check bill that will keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. This is a common sense measure supported by 97% of Americans. By taking this vote, Congress is putting survivors, their families, and the American people ahead of the gun lobby. This is a critical first step to improve the safety of all our communities.”