44 Pro-Gun Control Lawmakers Who Support Common-Sense Gun Reform in 2019

It's time to hold our newly elected leaders accountable. Here, MarieClaire.com rounded up a running list of governors, senators, and congresspeople who believe in common-sense gun reform to support now.

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At first glance, the midterm elections back in November seemed a bit defeating—major gun-control advocates like Andrew Gillum, Stacey Abrams, and Beto O'Rourke lost their gubernatorial races, and Republicans kept control of the U.S. Senate. But change happens in inches, not feet, and our country has still taken a major political step—specifically in the fight for common-sense gun laws.

The Democrats won the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives (that now includes more than 100 women), which means there will be a strong push for gun control legislation allowing Americans to freely go to a bar, a concert, a movie theater, a classroom, a place of worship, a yoga studio, etc., without the fear of being shot. Electing these gun control advocates—many who have experienced gun violence firsthand—was the first step. Now it's time to push them to introduce new legislation on both the state and federal level.

Ahead, a quick and easy guide to legislators who believe in common-sense gun reform, and how to support them.

Editor's note: This post includes a sampling of pro-gun control lawmakers throughout the country currently in an elected position and will continue to be updated.

Rachel Epstein is an editor at Marie Claire, where she writes and edits culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also manages the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game, finding a new coffee shop, or analyzing your cousin's birth chart—in no particular order.