Everytown Statement On Re-Election Of U.S. Senator Susan Collins Of Maine
Everytown for Gun Safety released the below statement today from President John Feinblatt on the reelection of U.S. Senator Susan Collins of Maine. Last year, Senator Collins voted for the Manchin-Toomey amendment to expand background checks to all gun sales.
“Senator Collins’ re-election tonight in Maine, a state with a proud history of gun ownership, proves that elected officials can support common-sense measures to reduce gun violence without infringing on the constitutional rights of their constituents. Senator Collins was one of four Republicans to stand with the 92 percent of Americans who support background checks. In Maine tonight, political courage won over craven special interests.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs