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Former Vice President Biden Released Plans Ahead of Gun Safety Forum in Nevada Today
NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, released the following statements today in response to plans from Former Vice President Joe Biden to address gun violence in America.
Biden’s plan aims to reduce gun violence deaths through measures including mandating background checks on all gun sales, requiring gun owners to safely store guns, ending online sales of firearms and prohibiting the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
“We applaud former Vice President Biden for putting together a robust plan to address a gun violence crisis that claims 100 American lives every day,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund. “More Americans than ever are demanding common-sense gun safety measures — and more presidential candidates than ever are committed to taking action if they win the White House.”
“Former Vice President Biden’s bold plan is one more sign of the seismic shift that’s happening on the issue of gun safety,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “Candidates once ran from talking about gun violence. Now, they’re attending forums on the issue and releasing thoughtful plans to address the crisis. Moms Demand Action volunteers will continue to show up to every 2020 event we can to make sure this issue stays front and center.”
The 2020 presidential cycle has been notable for the number of candidates proudly embracing gun safety as an issue to run and win on. Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund hosted a Gun Sense Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, in August with 16 Presidential Candidates. Last month, Moms Demand Action issued Gun Sense Candidate distinctions to 17 candidates to recognize their commitment to gun violence prevention.
Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers are attending candidate forums to elevate the issue of gun safety around the country — and will continue to do so until the 2020 election.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
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