FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2023
Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and Giffords PAC are the latest gun safety advocates to back Senator Deeds
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, a nationally recognized leader in the fight against gun violence, and Giffords PAC, one of the top gun violence prevention organizations in the country, announced their endorsements today of Senator Creigh Deeds’ re-election campaign.
“I’ve championed legislation that will help save lives from gun violence, from sponsoring an assault weapons ban to supporting critical legislation like expanded background checks and safe storage laws. Stopping gun violence is personal to me, and that’s why I’m honored to have the endorsement of Congresswoman Giffords and her organization. I’m looking forward to continuing our work together in Richmond as we fight for tougher gun safety laws to keep our communities safe,” said Senator Deeds.
“Throughout his career, Senator Creigh Deeds has worked diligently to protect Virginians of all stripes from senseless gun violence. In Richmond, he’s championed numerous pieces of legislation focused on saving lives and keeping our communities safe – including bills that have kept firearms off of college campuses and out of the hands of those seeking to do harm. Now more than ever, we must re-elect leaders in the fight for gun safety, like Senator Deeds, who will never stop pushing to build a safer nation for the next generation,” said former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.
Senator Creigh Deeds is a Moms Demand Action Gun Safety Candidate and has championed vital gun reform like universal background checks (SB 70), red-flag laws (SB 240), laws to keep firearms out of our schools and public universities (SB 1484), and fought to pass an assault weapon’s ban out of the Senate (SB 1382). Senator Deeds has co-patroned legislation to make it easier to sue gun manufacturers (SB 1167), to criminalize the sale of unserialized frames or receivers (SB 310), and to expand the prohibition on carrying firearms in public places (SB 1192). Senator Deeds also voted for safe storage legislation in vehicles (SB 901) and in private homes (SB 1139) and to improve our red flag law (SB 1067), as well as led the charge to give local governments the authority to restrict firearms in public places (SB 615, SB 1473, SB 1482, SB 665 and SB 668).
Senator Creigh Deeds (D – Charlottesville) is running for re-election in the 11th District, which includes the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Amherst, Louisa (part), and Nelson. He has earned the endorsement of more than 75 Democratic community leaders, organizations, and local and statewide elected officials (current and former) including from the Virginia National Organization for Women PAC and REPRO Rising Virginia.