Rep. Ben Ray Luján Made Gun Safety a Priority; in the U.S. Senate He’ll Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Laws
NEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed Congressman Ben Ray Luján for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, lauding his commitment to gun safety. Earlier this year, Rep. Ray Luján received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction, a prerequisite for being considered for endorsement.
Congressman Ben Ray Luján has championed common-sense gun safety measures in the U.S. House by voting to require background checks on all gun sales, address the Charleston loophole, and disarm domestic abusers.
New Mexico voters supported gun sense champions up and down the ballot in 2018, including Governor Michelle Luján Grisham, U.S. Senator, Martin Heinrich, and gun sense majorities in both chambers of the state legislature.
“In the last election, New Mexico voters made it clear they want more leaders like Congressman Ben Ray Luján, who has championed common-sense gun safety laws in the U.S. House for years,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Everytown is proud to support Luján, whose opponent is backed by the gun lobby and refuses to support laws to protect New Mexico families from gun violence.”
“Rep. Ben Ray Luján has been proven to be a gun sense champion through his work in the U.S. House,” said Cheryl Haase, a volunteer leader with the New Mexico chapter of Moms Demand Action. “We’re confident that he will continue to serve New Mexicans faithfully in the U.S. Senate, and help fight for common-sense gun safety measures that will keep our families and our communities 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.