Rep. Lucy McBath is a Survivor of Gun Violence and 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 Congresswoman Lucy McBath for Congress in Georgia’s sixth congressional district. The congresswoman has also received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction, a prerequisite for being considered for endorsement.
Rep. Lucy McBath has 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.” Rep. McBath is also a survivor of gun violence whose son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2012 by a man who objected to the music he and his friends were playing in their car.
“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.”
“From her advocacy work with Moms Demand Action to her policy work on the Hill, Congresswoman Lucy McBath has had the backs of Georgia voters,” said Courtney Spriggs, volunteer leader with the Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action. “In November, we’ll have her back, and send her back to Capitol Hill where she belongs.”
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.