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GIFFORDS PAC Endorses Congressman Tom Suozzi in New York Special Election

Washington DC — Today, Giffords PAC, the gun safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, endorsed former Congressman Tom Suozzi in the special election for New York’s Third Congressional District.

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

“I’m proud to endorse Congressman Tom Suozzi in this critical special election. During his 30 years of public service, Congressman Suozzi has proven that he’s a committed gun safety champion who will always fight for the safety of his constituents, from helping pass the landmark Bipartisan Safer Communities Act in Congress to removing dangerous weapons from the streets on the county level. New Yorkers know that while we’ve made incredible progress on this issue in recent years, there is much more that needs to be done to keep our children and families safe from senseless violence. Now more than ever, we need leaders like Congressman Suozzi in Washington who can break through partisan gridlock and put public safety first.”

Former Congressman Tom Suozzi

“I am grateful for the support and endorsement of GIFFORDS PAC. Just this week, we marked the 13th anniversary of the tragic shooting of Gabby Giffords, and yet today, gun violence continues to plague our nation. I am anxious to roll up my sleeves and get back to work to ensure the passage of long-overdue commonsense gun safety legislation. All Americans should be free to live their lives without the fear of gunfire. Thanks to the inspiration of Gabby Giffords and the hardworking and dedicated team at GIFFORDS PAC, this is attainable. Let’s fix this!”

Congressman Suozzi has been a leading advocate for lifesaving gun safety measures at the national and local level for decades. In 2022, he joined Democrats and Republicans to pass the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the first federal gun safety legislation signed into law in nearly 30 years. In office, Congressman Suozzi voted in support of universal background checks and cosponsored crucial legislation, including measures to regulate ghost guns and enact a federal extreme risk protection law. As Nassau County Executive, he successfully pioneered a gun buyback program, removing more than 1,100 illegal handguns. 


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