Giffords PAC Endorses Senator Richard Blumenthal
Washington DC — Today,Giffords PAC, the gun safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, announced its endorsement of Senator Richard Blumenthal for reelection. In office, Senator Blumenthal has been an unrivaled gun violence prevention champion on Capitol Hill, and his tireless commitment to keeping communities safe has resulted in the introduction of numerous pieces of landmark legislation to strengthen federal firearms regulations.
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords:
“The people of Connecticut know the devastating impacts of gun violence all too well. Senator Richard Blumenthal has been a crucial partner in this fight from the start—and his work to keep the children and families of his state safe from harm is unmatched. In the Senate, he has led efforts to keep guns out of the hands of those who commit domestic abuse, implement extreme risk protection order legislation, ban the sale of untraceable firearms, require gun owners to safely store their firearms, and close glaring loopholes in our background checks system that allow prohibited individuals to access weapons. I know that Senator Blumenthal will always find the courage to act on this issue, and I am proud to endorse his reelection campaign. Together we will build a safer country, where every American can live free from the scourge of gun violence.”
Senator Richard Blumenthal:
“I’m thankful to my friends at Giffords for their endorsement of my campaign. Gun violence has devastated families across this country and has taken far too many lives. Together, we have been at the forefront of the effort to end the gun violence epidemic and to honor victims and survivors of gun violence with action. I am proud to stand alongside them and look forward to our continued partnership on this issue.”
Senator Richard Blumenthal was first elected to the Us Senate in 2010, and he has been a leader in the gun fight to end gun violence ever since. In the wake of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012—which claimed the lives of 20 innocent students and six staff members—he has taken on the dangerous practices and rhetoric of the gun lobby at every turn and has never let up in his pursuit to honor those lost with commonsense solutions. In office, he is the lead sponsor on numerous bills that are designed to save lives, including Ethan’s Law, the Untraceable Firearms Act, the Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act, and the Background Check Completion Act. He also chairs the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and has held four hearings this Congress on issues relating to safe storage, domestic violence, ghost guns, and extreme risk laws. Following the devastating mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Senator Blumenthal also played a role in negotiations with Republicans to produce a framework that could lead to the passage of the first meaningful gun safety legislation in almost 30 years.
With the gun safety Senate majority on the line in 2022, it is more important than ever that we keep champions like Senator Blumenthal, who are committed to tackling our nation’s epidemic of gun violence head-on and in a bipartisan way, in office for another term. Giffords PAC is proud to endorse Senator Richard Blumenthal for US Senate.
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