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Senator Ed Markey is a Gun Sense Champion Who Will Fight for Common-Sense Gun Safety Measures in Congress
NEW YORK – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund endorsed Senator Ed Markey for U.S. Senate. He has received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction, a prerequisite for being considered for endorsement.
“In 2018, the American people sent a gun sense majority to the U.S. House, and all signs point to them growing that majority in 2020, and flipping the Senate while they’re at it,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Everytown will do everything in our power to help gun sense candidates mobilize the clear majority of voters who are clamoring for common-sense gun laws.”
“Senator Markey will continue to create common-sense change in the Senate that we so desperately need,” said Rina Schneur, volunteer with Moms Demand Action in Massachusetts. “He’s shown us time and again that he’s willing to take on the gun lobby’s dangerous agenda, and he’ll have our support at every turn from now until November.”
Polling released in May 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 $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.
Did you know?
The US gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs
Last updated: 1.7.2021