AUSTIN – Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today applauded Everytown-endorsed candidates Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, who beat NRA A+ rated incumbent John Culberson in Texas’ 7th Congressional District and Colin Allred, who beat incumbent Pete Sessions in Texas’ 32nd Congressional District.
“Lizzie Pannill Fletcher and Colin Allred understand that you can support both the Second Amendment and common-sense gun laws — and they will work hard to enact those laws,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety.
“Lizzie Pannill Fletcher and Colin Allred know that inaction on gun safety is simply unacceptable,” said Hilary Rand Whitfield, volunteer leader with the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “They will take on the gun lobby and support common-sense gun safety measures, and we’ll continue to proudly support Them.”
Lizzie Pannill Fletcher and Colin Allred were endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and have committed to focus on gun safety. Meanwhile, their opponents have carried the NRA’s water throughout their career, supporting dangerous policies like concealed carry reciprocity, which would allow people with dangerous histories to carry hidden, loaded handguns across the country.
During the 2017 state legislative session, the NRA pushed numerous bills aimed at weakening gun safety laws including bills to eliminate the requirement that a person get a permit before carrying a loaded handgun in public and a dangerous guns everywhere bill that would have allowed guns in schools, bars, and sports arenas. Most recently, following the Sante Fe school shooting, it opposed efforts to follow other states in passing Red Flag laws to prevent those who pose a threat to themselves or the public from having access to guns.