BOWIE, MD - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) was endorsed for reelection by BradyPAC, Giffords, and Everytown for Gun Safety, three major gun-safety organizations. BradyPAC is the campaign arm of the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence, one of America's oldest gun-safety organizations. Giffords is the foundation launched by former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly after the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 to support candidates committed to passing gun safety legislation. Everytown for Gun Safety is a non-profit organization that advocates for commonsense gun violence prevention legislation.
"Gun violence impacts communities throughout Maryland. We must do more to protect the safety of our families," said Congressman Hoyer. "That’s why I’ve advocated for commonsense legislation to address gun violence and make it harder for guns to end up in the hands of those who shouldn't own them. Last year I was proud to bring to the House Floor and ensure the passage of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, legislation supported by the overwhelming majority of Americans. I'll continue to fight for commonsense measures to keep our communities safe from gun violence."
"Congressman Hoyer has minced no words when challenging his colleagues to act on the gun violence epidemic, and, as Majority Leader, he has bravely placed the issue of gun safety front and center," said Brian Lemek, Executive Director, BradyPAC.
"When it comes to gun safety, leadership requires the courage to put the safety of the many over the money and influence of a few," the Giffords organization said in a statement endorsing Congressman Hoyer and six other House Democratic leaders. "That’s exactly what these House leaders did in passing lifesaving gun safety legislation like universal background checks. They took on the gun lobby and showed America that change is possible. But our fight against gun violence is not over—we need each of these gun safety champions to continue their leadership in the House of Representatives and pass gun safety legislation into law.”
"Congressman Hoyer has fought time and time again for commonsense legislation to protect our families from gun violence, and thanks to his leadership, the House voted to enact common-sense background checks at last," said Kara Dudley, Maryland Chapter, Moms Demand Action.