Sen. Chris Coons joined in sponsoring the Fix NICS Act to ensure federal and state authorities comply with existing law and accurately report relevant criminal history records to the national instant criminal background check system.

Senators include John Cornyn, R-Texas; Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut; Tim Scott, R-South Carolina; Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut; Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; Orrin Hatch, R-Utah; Dianne Feinstein, D-California; Dean Heller, R-Nevada; and Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire.

“I want to commend Sen. Cornyn for leading efforts to ensure the national background check system works,” said Coons. “I also want to commend his co-sponsors, including Sens. Murphy and Murkowski, as well as Sens. Blumenthal, Hatch and Feinstein. We must do all we can to ensure that individuals who are prohibited don’t obtain firearms. I look forward to supporting the Fix NICS Act along with other efforts to strengthen existing laws and keep our communities safe.”