Throughout his career, Congressman Evans has always put a tremendous focus on ending gun violence. When running for mayor of Philadelphia in 1999, Representative Evans made suing gun manufacturers a key part of his campaign platform, and in Congress, he has been a lead co-sponsor of the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act, which would repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act—a law that provides immunity to firearm manufacturers, distributors, and dealers, denying survivors of gun violence their day in court.
In Washington DC, Congressman Evans has played an instrumental role in introducing the Resources for Victims of Gun Violence Act, which would establish an interagency council to gather and disseminate information about the resources, programs, and benefits that can help victims of gun violence, as well as the VICTIMS Act, a bill which would provide law enforcement agencies with the funding needed to investigate shootings and to support victims. Representative Evans has also strongly advocated for the passage of a national background check law, the closing of the Charleston Loophole, and for numerous other gun safety priorities throughout his time in state and federal office.
With our gun safety majority in the House on the line this November, it is critical we reelect gun safety champions like Congressman Dwight Evans. We know that he will always work to keep his community safe and to reduce spiking rates of violence across Pennsylvania. His commonsense approach to this issue is crucial, and we need to do everything in our power to ensure that he remains in Congress next year.
We are proud to endorse Dwight Evans for the US House of Representatives.
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