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Giffords Endorses Attorney General Maura Healey for Governor of Massachusetts

Washington DC — Giffords PAC, the gun safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, announced its endorsement of Attorney General Maura Healey for Governor of Massachusetts. Giffords and Healey held a roundtable with gun violence prevention leaders in Chelsea, Massachusetts on Wednesday.

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords: 

“For years, Attorney General Maura Healey has fought side-by-side with us to end gun violence. She has dedicated her career in public service to ending gun violence, by supporting commonsense gun reforms and calling for gun manufacturers to be held liable for facilitating the illegal trafficking of firearms. Maura Healey is the type of leader Massachusetts needs to enact solutions that will keep schools, streets, churches, and neighborhoods safe. She is a gun safety champion with the courage to lead, and we are proud to endorse her bid for governor.”

Attorney General Healey:

“Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is an inspiration. She has stood against hate and for common sense gun safety reform in our communities, and it’s an honor to have her support in our campaign. We know that Massachusetts’ strong gun laws save lives and should serve as a national model to better protect our kids, our families, and our communities.”

As the chief law enforcement officer in her state, Maura Healey has worked across party lines with local, state, and federal law enforcement to support commonsense gun reforms, including efforts to get illegal guns off the street and to regulate assault weapons. She has successfully defended several challenges to her state’s strong gun laws in court, and she’s joined forces with survivors of gun violence—including Gabby Giffords—to stand up to the gun lobby.

But despite this progress, she knows there is still work to be done to keep her constituents safe—and she’s prepared to take action. In office, she has been a leading advocate for universal background checks and bans on bump stocks, as well as a vocal proponent of extreme risk protection orders. In 2020, she also sued the Trump administration to stop the deregulation of 3D-printed ghost guns and later partnered with state law enforcement officials to prosecute ghost gun holders. As governor, Maura Healey will continue her efforts to mitigate the devastating effects of gun violence on families and communities in Massachusetts. With rates of violence spiking to record highs, it is more imperative than ever that voters elect gun safety champions like her to office. 


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