“This commonsense amendment, which has bipartisan support in Congress, would make our communities safer by getting weapons of war and military equipment off of our streets and out of our communities,” 90 organizations wrote in a letter to committee members Tuesday.

“Accordingly, we urge you to use the opportunity of the full committee markup of the FY2022 National Defense Authorization Act to vote in favor of this amendment,” the letter added.

The letter was organized by a coalition called Demilitarize Our Communities. The signatories are largely on the left, such as MoveOn and the Center for American Progress, but also includes conservative organizations such as the R Street Institute.

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