Gary Peters is a Proven Advocate for Gun Safety; As U.S. Senator, He’ll Continue to Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Laws to Protect Michiganders
NEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed Senator Gary Peters for U.S. Senate in Michigan, lauding his commitment to gun safety and record of taking on the NRA. Earlier this year, Peters received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction, a prerequisite for being considered for endorsement.
As Michigan Senator, Gary Peters has consistently advocated for common-sense gun safety laws in Washington. A co-sponor on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 and the Gun Violence Prevention Research Act, Peters also supports requiring background checks on all gun sales and implementation of red flag laws.
Peter’s opponent, John James, refuses to commit to supporting any specific gun violence prevention legislation and opposed background checks on all gun sales during his senatorial campaign in 2018, earning an endorsement from the NRA.
“Senator Gary Peters has proven through his votes that he’s not afraid to stand up to the gun lobby and put his constituents’ safety first, and Everytown is proud to support his election in this critical swing state,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety.
“Senator Peters has been fighting alongside us in the fight for gun safety for years,” said Emily Durbin, a volunteer with the Michigan chapter of Moms Demand Action. “We need gun sense champions like him in the Senate more than ever, and we’ll deploy our grassroots power to ensure his job in Washington is safe.”
Polling released last month demonstrates the surging intensity of Americans’ support for common-sense gun safety measures during the coronavirus pandemic, with a significant majority of Americans viewing background checks on all gun sales and disarming domestic abusers “more important” now than before the pandemic began.
Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Victory Fund plan to spend at least $60 million on the 2020 elections — double what they spent during the 2018 elections, and more than any gun safety opponent, including the NRA, reported spending on the 2016 elections.