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Giffords PAC Endorses Wes Moore for Governor of Maryland

Washington DC — Today, Giffords PAC, the gun safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, announced its endorsement of Wes Moore for Governor of Maryland.

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords:

“Wes Moore understands that a top priority for any governor is to keep their constituents safe. As a veteran, he knows the value of responsible gun ownership and protecting the lives of children and families. If elected, Wes Moore will support necessary gun safety measures like implementing child access prevention legislation to ensure the safety of Marylanders. I am proud to stand behind Wes Moore in his bid for governor.” 

Democratic Nominee for Governor Wes Moore:

“I will work tirelessly to make our communities safer by fighting to take dangerous guns off the streets and passing much-needed public safety measures,” said Wes Moore. “I’ve served in combat, I know more than most what these weapons of war are capable of, which is exactly why I know we have to get them off our streets. The gun violence epidemic has gone on far too long in this country, and we must fight back with commonsense gun policies to curb gun violence across the state of Maryland. I’m grateful to have Giffords alongside me in this mission.”

As an Army veteran, Wes Moore knows the value of responsible gun ownership and the threat firearms pose when they fall into the hands of dangerous people. After seeing gun crimes and gun deaths rise across his home state, Moore decided to run for governor because he believes the chief executive’s greatest responsibility is to ensure public safety. One of the most prominent parts of his campaign is a comprehensive public safety plan aimed at swiftly and aggressively combating the scourge of gun violence in Maryland. This plan includes investing in community violence intervention programs and bringing together a diverse coalition of stakeholders to design a statewide strategy to address the root causes of gun violence. In working to create strong, long-lasting partnerships between law enforcement and communities, Moore hopes to connect individuals at risk of violence with essential resources and interrupt lethal cycles of gun violence. 


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