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Rep. Kim, Rep. Gottheimer, Rep. Malinowski, and Rep. Sherrill are Gun Sense Champion Who Will Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Measures in Congress
New Polling Shows Americans’ Support for Gun Safety Measures Has Surged Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
NEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed Congressman Andy Kim for Congress in New Jersey’s third congressional district, Congressman Josh Gottheimer for Congress in New Jersey’s fifth congressional district, Congressman Tom Malinowski for Congress in New Jersey’s seventh congressional district, and Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th congressional district. Each representative received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction, a prerequisite for being considered for endorsement.
Reps. Kim, Gottheimer, Malinowski, and Sherrill have championed gun safety in the U.S. House, including voting for H.R. 8, which would require background checks on all gun sales, and H.R. 1112, which would address the “Charleston Loophole.”
“The data makes one thing crystal clear — gun safety is going to be a winning issue in each and every competitive race this year,” said Charlie Kelly, senior political advisor for Everytown for Gun Safety. “These endorsements are the first step in our election efforts, which will be a devastating one-two punch, combining unprecedented resources and unmatched grassroots power to send gun sense candidates from across the country to Washington.”
“These gun-sense champions have supported common-sense gun safety policies that will make our communities safer,” said Larisa Mendez Downes, a volunteer with New Jersey Moms Demand Action. “They’ve had our back, supporting common-sense gun safety policies that will make our communities safer – so we’ll have theirs in fighting to send them back to Congress.”
Polling released last week 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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