Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund Launches More Than $700,000 TV Ad Campaign Against Congressman Mike Coffman
DENVER – Today, Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund announced that it is spending more than $700,000 on a TV ad, which will run through Nov. 6, to hold Congressman Mike Coffman accountable for not doing nearly enough to prevent gun violence.
Instead, Congressman Coffman has taken more NRA PAC money than anyone in Colorado’s congressional delegation, while opposing legislation to require criminal background checks on all gun sales, and legislation to prohibit the sale of of assault weapons.
STATEMENT FROM JOHN FEINBLATT, PRESIDENT OF EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY:
“Mike Coffman has had plenty of opportunities to lead on gun safety after deadly mass shootings in Las Vegas, Orlando, Parkland, and his own state of Colorado. Time and time again, he has failed to lead, all while continuing to accept donations from the NRA. Next week, voters finally have a chance to do something about it by voting Congressman Coffman out of office.”
Rep. Coffman has taken more NRA PAC money than anyone in Colorado’s congressional delegation, while Jason Crow has made gun safety a central issue in his campaign. Crow hasn’t shied away from talking about gun safety and taking on the NRA, and has called out Coffman for taking more NRA money than any other congressperson in Colorado.
Did you know?
The US gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
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