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Everytown For Gun Safety Action Fund Endorses Jill Schupp for U.S. House


Jill Schupp is a Gun Sense Champion Who Will Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Measures in Congress

New Polling Shows Americans’ Support for Gun Safety Measures Has Surged Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed Jill Schupp for Congress in Missouri’s second congressional district. Schupp received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction, a prerequisite for being considered for endorsement.

Jill Schupp is running on a gun safety platform that includes support for background checks on all gun sales and other common-sense gun safety measures. In her tenure as State Senator, Schupp has supported a number of gun safety measures and been a close ally of gun violence prevention organizations. 

“The data makes one thing crystal clear — gun safety is going to be a winning issue in each and every competitive race this year,” said Charlie Kelly, senior political advisor for Everytown for Gun Safety. “These endorsements are the first step in our election efforts, which will be a devastating one-two punch, combining unprecedented resources and unmatched grassroots power to send gun sense candidates from across the country to Washington.” 

“Jill Schupp has been a champion for gun sense in the state Senate and we are thrilled she is running to bring gun sense to Congress – something we need in Missouri more than ever,” said Karen Rogers, a volunteer with the Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action. “We’ll work hard to send her to Washington because we know she’ll fight for the common-sense gun safety our families deserve.”

Polling released last week 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.