Everytown Launches ‘Gun Sense Candidate’ Lookup Tool

No surprises here. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has received the “Gun Sense” designation.  (Photo: Screengrab)

Need help on deciding who to vote against this November?  Everytown for Gun Safety has you covered with its new ‘Gun Sense Candidate’ lookup tool.

An online, searchable portal found at gunsensevoter.org, it allows users to quickly determine if their state and federal politicians have pledged to “stand up for gun safety,” which as we all know is a euphemism for vowing to disarm law-abiding Americans.

Everytown uses a Moms Demand Action questionnaire to determine whether a candidate deserves the “Gun Sense” stamp of approval.  Thus far over 2,600 candidates nationwide have been given the survey, including incumbents, challengers or open seat candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Senate, State House, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives are eligible, according to Everytown.

“Thousands of candidates are running on gun safety because they know that gun safety is a winning issue. No matter the state or district, the vast majority of Americans want common sense gun laws, and clearly candidates are paying attention,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, in a press release.  “We look forward to electing Gun Sense Candidates in November and working with them for years to come.”

Specifically, the questionnaire asks politicians about their stance on criminalizing private transfers, concealed carry reciprocity, red flag laws, among other questions.

“More and more voters are seeking out candidates who pledge to fight hard for gun safety ― and now it’s easier than ever to find them,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown.

Is your candidate a “Gun Sense” voter? Better check and see. (Photo: Everytown)

How does this new resource not backfire against the anti-gun lobby?  As I alluded to at the beginning of the article, there’s nothing stopping pro-gun people like myself from using it as a means to determine who to vote against during the upcoming midterms.

Considering that historically us gun guys & gals have been more active politically than our counterparts, we vote at higher rates, there are more single-issue pro-gunners than anti-gunners, it’s hard to see how this doesn’t blow up in their face.  Oh, and yeah, in case they forgot, the NRA has five million dues-paying members.  How many does Everytown have?  Billionaire Bloomberg, who accounts for one vote at the ballot box, and…

Yes, there may be evidence to indicate that the landscape is shifting post-Parkland.  However, it’s too early to say for sure.  What we do know is that the NRA’s role as a kingmaker in American politics is unrivaled.  Just ask George W. Bush or Donald J. Trump — or for that matter, Al Gore or Hillary Clinton.

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About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • cole miner August 6, 2018, 1:37 pm

    Thank you for providing a list for those “To” vote for. Another survey published indicates that most Americans polled views the # 1 societal issue is big government and lifer politicians; and # 2 is our overall economy. Gun safety comes in dead last at only 2% believe that gun violence is the top priority
    SO we need to vote out the lifer professional politicians (from US to State to County to municipalities) who think they know what is best for America. These pundits cannot focus on the other 98% concerns that are truly in need of improvement because promoting “Gun whatever” is the way to be either elected or re-elected.

  • Altoids August 5, 2018, 10:37 am

    Gave them my zip code and state but a bogus address nearby.

    Thank you Everytown!

    Looks like every constitution-despising candidate that they endorse has a (D) next to his / her name.

    As an (Ind) myself, I now know not to vote for the (D) constitution – despisers. Good information.

  • Ray August 4, 2018, 10:10 am

    Looks like a good scheme to collect information on people. My address zip and state…

  • JG August 3, 2018, 4:54 pm

    I’d be wary of plants in these lists. Best to bounce this information of the information available at the GOA, NRA and other websites along with a little work on our own.

  • BluNos August 3, 2018, 2:53 pm

    They’re all Democraps. Go figure!

  • Jim August 3, 2018, 11:47 am

    Thanks for the link. I’ve e-mailed it to my friends so they know who NOT to vote for.

  • joefoam August 3, 2018, 10:04 am

    This could be a better source of who not to vote for than the NRA rating system. Thanks guys, or moms

  • No1hunter August 3, 2018, 8:31 am

    Nice – now I can see who not to vote for.

  • RGE August 1, 2018, 11:30 am

    Historically gun control has failed repeatedly. In places like Washington, DC, Los Angeles, CA, New York City, NY, San Francisco, CA, and Chicago, IL, gun control has so failed miserably that gun crime went up not down.

    Though the numbers have been decreasing steadily, most firearms deaths are the results of accidents and suicides rather than crime, and the numbers are also daunting in that so-called assault weapons are less likely to be used in crimes, though they have been used in a few mass shootings.

    And yes, there are still mass shootings in places like Australia, Europe, and Canada despite strict gun control laws.

    In short, there is a sort of deranged mentality in the anti-gun camp that outlawing guns will stop criminals. No, they will still commit crimes. And it is also possible for criminals who are not yet convicted to get guns and become criminals.

    Honestly its just a liberal hot-button issue that they use to emotionally appeal to voters to sway the middle of the road voter to their side for more “sinister” or should I say, more abusive political objectives.

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