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Dick Durbin has been a Staunch Advocate for Gun Safety for Over a Decade; in the U.S. Senate He’ll Continue to Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Laws to Protect Illinois Families
NEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed Senator Dick Durbin for U.S. Senate in Illinois, lauding his commitment to gun safety. Earlier this year, Durbin received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction, a prerequisite for being considered for endorsement.
As Illinois Senator, Dick Durbin has been a long-time advocate for common-sense gun safety legislation and stood up to the NRA and its dangerous agenda. Durbin supports federal legislation to require background checks on all gun sales and strong red flag legislation.
“Time and again, Senator Dick Durbin has stood up to the gun lobby and pushed for laws to keep American families safe from gun violence,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “He has proven through his actions that he will put public safety ahead of gun lobby priorities, and Everytown is proud to support his reelection campaign.”
“Senator Dick Durbin has long fought for common-sense gun safety laws, while standing up against the NRA and its dangerous agenda,” said Elly Hanauer, a volunteer with the Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action. “From now through November, we’ll work tirelessly to send him back to Washington.”
Polling released last month demonstrates the surging intensity of Americans’ support for common-sense gun safety measures during the coronavirus pandemic, with a significant majority of Americans viewing background checks on all gun sales and disarming domestic abusers “more important” now than before the pandemic began.
Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Victory Fund plan to spend at least $60 million on the 2020 elections — double what they spent during the 2018 elections, and more than any gun safety opponent, including the NRA, reported spending on the 2016 elections.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
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