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Giffords PAC Endorses Brian Fitzpatrick for the US House of Representatives

Washington DC — Today, Giffords PAC, the gun safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, announced its endorsement of Representative Brian Fitzpatrick for the US House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s First District. 

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords:

“When I served in Congress, I often worked across the aisle to find solutions to the issues impacting my constituents. If something was a good idea, I believed that it shouldn’t matter what party it came from, so long as it would make a real difference in the lives of everyday Americans. In my current work advocating for commonsense gun safety laws, the same holds true. Keeping our communities safe is not a partisan issue, and I’ve been proud to work with Representative Brian Fitzpatrick to save lives from gun violence. In a time when Washington feels more polarized than ever, his support for policies like universal background checks and strong extreme risk laws shows that we can still come together to make meaningful change. Representative Fitzpatrick has always stood up to the corrupt interests of the gun lobby, and I know he’ll continue to be a much-needed, bipartisan voice for gun safety.”

Representative Brian Fitzpatrick:

“I am honored to earn the endorsement of Giffords – an organization at the forefront of finding commonsense solutions to gun violence. Former Congresswoman Giffords knows all too well the scorn gun violence is upon our nation. Like so many families, my family has also been affected by gun violence. We lost my great-uncle, a NYPD patrolman, to gun violence. Recent tragedies occurring in schools have brought this issue to the forefront. No parent in my district or anywhere in this country should ever have to fear sending their child to school. The highest responsibility that we have as elected officials and as human beings is to protect our children and communities. We must not allow these tragedies to go unanswered. I have long been a leader of bipartisan gun safety legislation such as the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, the NICS Denial Notification Act, and the Raise the Age Act. I will continue partnering with Giffords and other allies to responsibly curb gun violence in America.”

Representative Fitzpatrick’s work in Washington is informed by his years of service to the United States at home and abroad. For nearly a decade and a half, he served as an FBI Supervisory Special Agent – supporting global counterterrorism efforts and working alongside US Special Forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom. At home, Representative Fitzpatrick helped stem high rates of violence as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, and prosecuted violent drug and gun offenders. 

In Congress, Representative Fitzpatrick has led the fight to end gun violence with courage and conviction. He serves as co-chairman of the Problem Solvers Caucus, a group committed to finding bipartisan solutions to our nation’s most pressing issues. In 2019 and 2021, Representative Fitzpatrick was an original cosponsor of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and in 2022, he played a key role in passing some of the most wide ranging gun safety legislation to ever come to the House floor, including the Protecting Our Kids Act and the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which is now law. The law provides necessary funding to states to implement extreme risk laws, addresses the boyfriend loophole, funds community violence intervention programs, establishes a federal gun trafficking statute, and strengthens America’s background check system. Now more than ever, our elected officials need to continue to build on these successes by putting partisan politics aside and focusing on the important work of protecting everyday Americans from gun violence. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick will do just that, and Giffords PAC is proud to endorse his reelection campaign for the US House of Representatives.


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