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Gun Safety Group Announces $ 10 Million For Fierce State Race

Gun Safety Group Announces $ 10 Million for Fierce State Races

The Giffords PAC uses parliamentary bipartisan gun trade to fuel ads that attack Democrats who support and oppose the Democratic Party.

Gabrielle Giffords speaks at a Gun Violence Memorial installation in front of a podium that says Courage To Act.

Former MP Gabrielle Gifford speaks at the National Mall Gun Violence Memorial Installation 2022 June 7th in Washington, D.C. Patrick Semansky / AP Photo

A prominent gun security advocate to support Democrats who have supported Congress's most important gun policy package for nearly 30 years last month and attack Republicans against it. Ready to spend a fortune on.

First disclosed to POLITICO, the $ 10 million investment by Giftords PAC was in Texas and Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Colorado, where the tragic mass shootings occurred. All major battlefields that determine whether the Democratic Party will maintain a majority.

Giffords PAC has already endorsed Senator Michael Bennett of Colorado and Senator Raphael Warnock of Georgia, and Deputy Governor of the Democratic Party John Fetterman to replace Republican Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. did. The group has not approved the acceptance of Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) In the Wisconsin Open Democratic Primary.

"This investment is absolutely a bill We can shed light on the fact that the supporting champions who voted, and in other cases, the elected representatives did not vote for the bill, "said Robin Lloyd, Managing Director of Gifford.

Money is expected to be spent on television and digital advertising, as well as organizational efforts and public events.

The latest investment from Giffords is the potential for a gun safety package with full support from Congressional Democrats and support from 15 GOP Senators and 14 Republicans. It highlights the political influence of the country. In a recent interview, Democratic chief negotiator Chris Murphy said he would "absolutely" campaign against those who voted against the bill. And Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, who upheld the legislation, said it wanted to help suburban voters and Republicans.

In a statement, former MP Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), Who started the group after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, said the investment "will increase community violence by guns. It's designed to keep you safe. " Prevention advocates table seats in city committee meetings, state legislatures, and parliamentary halls.

Gifford, who was shot outside the supermarket in 2011, is married to Senator Mark Kelly, Arizona. The couple co-founded a gun safety group with Peter Ambler, Executive Director of the group. But given that Kelly will be reelected this year, Gifford PAC isn't spending in another Senate battlefield, Arizona.

The bipartisan package closed the "boyfriend loophole" by increasing the limits on the firearms of individuals who abused their companions. Provided a grant to the state to implement the so-called Danger Signals Act or crisis intervention program. He also requested that individuals under the age of 21 seeking to buy a gun contact the state authorities with the FBI's National Immediate Criminal Record Check System to see if they have a criminal record that would disqualify them.

Lloyd said parliamentary legislation would allow groups like Gifford to discuss more specifically where lawmakers and candidates stand.

"This only provides us with a unique opportunity in that we can actually educate voters much more thoughtfully because there are votes to point out," Lloyd said. increase. "Voting is a very clear way to explain where someone stands in the problem."