Cicilline Endorsed By Gun Violence Prevention Advocates

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

PAWTUCKET, RI – A champion of gun violence prevention, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), had been endorsed by almost half a dozen advocacy organizations. Cicilline is seeking re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives to serve the people of the First Congressional District of Rhode Island. 

 

This cycle, Cicilline has been endorsed by the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, Brady PAC, Newton Action Alliance, Giffords, and Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund. Cicilline received the Everytown endorsement after being recognized as a Gun Sense Candidate by the Rhode Island Chapter of Moms Demand Action.

 

“The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence supports Congressman Cicilline for re-election,” said Linda Finn, Executive Director. “Not only has Congressman Cicilline been the lead sponsor on a bill to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines, but he has also worked tirelessly to prevent gun violence in Rhode Island. We know that Congressman Cicilline is a very strong voice and an ally we need to stay in Congress and he will never back down on fighting for comprehensive gun safety legislation to benefit not just Rhode Islanders but all Americans.”

 

For more than three decades, Cicilline has been a champion for gun safety and was a founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. As a member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, Cicilline has introduced legislation to prohibit anyone convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime from purchasing a gun and to ban the online sale of 3-D printed firearms and the sale of bump stocks. Cicilline also introduced the Assault Weapons Ban and helped lead House passage of the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, which would help keep firearms out of the hands of individuals who should not have them. 

 

“In 2018, Everytown went all-out to help elect a gun sense majority to the U.S. House, and that majority made gun safety one of their top priorities from Day One,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action. “In this time of unprecedented crisis, more voters than ever are demanding action on gun safety, and we’ll do everything in our power to help them send gun sense champions like Congressman Cicilline to the House on Election Day.”  

 

Jennifer Boylan, of the Rhode Island Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said "We applaud Congressman Cicilline for making common sense gun legislation a top legislative priority. Americans across the political spectrum support common sense gun safety laws, and we thank Congressman Cicilline for his leadership and prioritization of critical legislation to curb senseless gun violence here in Rhode Island and across the country."

 

“Gun violence is an epidemic in our country,” said Cicilline. “The NRA and gun lobby have blocked critical legislation that would help keep Americans safe. I will continue to fight in Congress for commonsense measures to be taken to protect our children and families from senseless gun violence tragedy.”

 

Cicilline represents the First Congressional District of Rhode Island and is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. This year’s Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd. 

 

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