Gun Safety Wins in Pennsylvania: Giffords Celebrates John Fetterman’s Victory
Harrisburg, PA — Today, Giffords PAC, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, congratulated Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman for winning his campaign for the United States Senate. Giffords PAC endorsed Fetterman in June after hosting a gun safety forum in the spring where Democratic candidates for the US Senate talked about their plans to address gun violence in Pennsylvania. Giffords PAC most recently invested $2.5 million in TV and digital ads against his radical, gun-lobby backed opponent, Dr. Mehmet Oz. Senator-elect Fetterman will be a strong gun safety champion in Washington DC, working to pass laws that will better protect families and communities across Pennsylvania.
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords:
“There was only one candidate on the ballot this year who would fight to keep Pennsylvanians safe in the Senate, and that was Senator-elect John Fetterman. For years, he has been a powerful voice for Pennsylvanians who have lost their lives to gun violence, and I have no doubt that he will continue this fight in the Senate. Like most of us in this movement, Senator-elect Fetterman knows firsthand the devastation of gun violence and the very real pain it causes our families and communities. He has worked hard throughout his career to reduce gun homicides in communities across Pennsylvania and to keep his constituents safe. Giffords PAC was proud to have played a part in helping to send him to the Senate. We congratulate him on his victory!”
Pennsylvania has been a top priority for Giffords PAC this election cycle. Polling conducted by Giffords and Public Policy Polling earlier this year found that 83% of Pennsylvania voters support background checks on all gun sales. The same poll found that 64% of Pennsylvania voters were more likely to support a US Senate candidate who supported background checks. In September, Giffords PAC joined candidates in Chester, Pennsylvania, to campaign for gun safety champions. In addition to supporting Lieutenant Governor Fetterman, Giffords PAC also endorsed Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro and congressional candidates running across the state who have proven their commitment to passing lifesaving gun safety legislation.
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