Peter Ambler on the Resignation of NRA Champion Ed Royce

January 8, 2018 – Peter Ambler, Executive Director of Giffords, the gun safety organization launched by former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband Captain Mark Kelly released the following statement reacting to the news that Rep. Ed Royce will not seek re-election this year:

“For years, Rep. Ed Royce made a conscious decision to defy his constituents and put the profits of the corporate gun lobby before the safety of California’s families. Just weeks ago, in the wake of two of the nation’s worst mass shootings, he voted in favor of a bill that would allow stalkers and domestic abusers to carry concealed weapons in California. With his resignation, Royce is admitting what we all knew already – voters in his district overwhelmingly reject the gun lobby’s agenda, which he blindly followed. Californians deserve leaders who know how to protect our rights and the security of our communities, which is why we’re committed to supporting candidates like Gil Cisneros, a US Navy veteran and outspoken advocate for gun safety running to represent California’s 39th congressional district.”

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