Congressman Crowley Receives Key Endorsement from Gun Safety Group
April 25, 2018
(Queens, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, received an endorsement from Giffords, the gun safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly. Additionally, Congressman Crowley received a mark of distinction from Everytown for Gun Safety, an organization of Americans working together to end gun violence.
“Joe Crowley is a leader. Whether it’s getting first responders the benefits they’ve earned or calling attention to the horrific impact of the country’s gun violence epidemic, he is tireless in fighting for what’s right,” said former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, co-founder of Giffords. “Too many people are dying every day because the majority in Congress refuses to address America’s gun violence crisis. We need leaders like Joe in Washington D.C. who are committed to protecting kids and communities – and not worried about the wishes of the gun lobby. I’m proud to endorse Joe for Congress and I look forward to continuing to work with him to strengthen our nation’s gun safety laws.”
Congressman Crowley has been a longtime advocate for commonsense gun safety legislation that would keep our children and communities safe. He has long-supported increasing enforcement of background checks, banning bump stocks, closing the gun show and ‘no fly, no buy’ loopholes, and reinstating the assault weapons ban.
“Enacting commonsense gun safety legislation is one of the most critical moral obligations of our time. We can stop needless gun violence from claiming more lives – it will only take courage and action on behalf of our nation’s leaders,” said Congressman Crowley. “I promise to do everything within my power to enact gun violence prevention legislation that keeps our schools, communities, and places of worship safe. I’m humbled to receive support from Giffords and Everytown – two organizations that have consistently led the charge to ensure Americans are safe from gun violence.”
Congressman Crowley represents New York’s 14th Congressional District, which includes parts of Queens and the Bronx. He has publicly pledged to reject any donations from the National Rifle Association and has received an “F” grade from the NRA throughout his time in Congress.