Giffords Endorses Lance

August 17, 2018 news
Giffords Endorses Lance


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  Giffords Endorses Lance


(Westfield, NJ) - Today, Giffords, one of America's leading gun safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, announced it's endorsement of Leonard Lance in New Jersey's seventh congressional district.  

The organization highlights Lance's problem-solving approach and support for gun safety provisions such as expanded background checks, removal of the ban on federal gun violence research and support for banning bump stocks.

"It is an honor to have the support of Congresswoman Giffords and her organization. Keeping our children and communities safe is not a partisan issue. I am proud of my bipartisan record of supporting expanded background checks, ending the ban on federal gun violence research and outlawing dangerous bump stocks.  I look forward to continue reaching across the aisle and working with groups such as Giffords in the future," said Lance.

“(Leonard Lance’s) leadership will be critical for our next victories in Congress to save lives and prevent future tragedies. Giffords is proud to endorse Representative Leonard Lance, who has the courage to stand up to the corporate gun lobby and who will never stop working to make New Jersey communities safer,” said Congresswoman Giffords.

Lance is one of just three Republicans to be endorsed by the organization in 2018. Lance is a cosponsor of bipartisan legislation to close loopholes in the federal background check system and was a leading voice in successful effort to pass the Fix NICS legislation. Earlier this year, Lance was named as the 13th most bipartisan member of the House by the Richard Lugar Center at Georgetown University.