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Ossoff, Warnock, Williams, and Bourdeaux are Gun Sense Champions Who Will Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Measures in Congress
NEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock for United States Senate, State Sen. Nikema Williams for Congress in Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, and Carolyn Bourdeaux for Congress in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. Each candidate has received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction, a prerequisite for being considered for endorsement.
Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Victory Fund spent $30 million during the 2018 midterms, outspending the NRA for the first time. These investments and support helped flip the U.S. House to a gun sense majority. Since then, the U.S. House has passed landmark gun safety legislation, including H.R. 8, which would require background checks on all gun sales, and H.R. 1112, which would address the “Charleston loophole.”
“In 2018, the American people sent a gun sense majority to the U.S. House, and all signs point to them growing that majority in 2020, and flipping the Senate while they’re at it,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Everytown will do everything in our power to help gun sense candidates mobilize the clear majority of voters who are clamoring for common sense gun laws.”
“We’re so excited to endorse these gun sense champions today,” said Adrienne Penake, volunteer with the Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action. “They’ll fight tirelessly to keep us safe in Washington, so we’ll work just as hard to send them there.”
Polling released in May 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 $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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