Gun-Control Group Dropping $10M to Elect Anti-Gun Candidates in These Six States  

This week, a prominent gun-control organization announced that it would be dropping $10 million to help elect anti-gun candidates in key battleground states.

Giffords, the anti-gun organization spearheaded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, said Wednesday that it would be deploying its multimillion-dollar war chest via its Giffords PAC in states like Texas, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Colorado this election cycle.

And that the funds would go to support candidates at the local, state, and federal levels but with a specific emphasis on those who “stand up for safer communities.” 

“We need to elect candidates across the country who have the courage to act to keep their communities safe from gun violence. Today, we are announcing our plan to support them in 2022 and beyond,” said Giffords in a press release obtained by GunsAmerica

“Every day, too many of our neighbors, friends, and loved ones lose their lives to senseless gun violence,” she continued. “This historic investment is designed to keep communities safe by giving more gun violence prevention advocates a seat at the table in city commission meetings, state legislatures, and the halls of Congress.” 

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Much of the money will be used to create digital and television ads.  Additional resources will be spent on organizing efforts and public events.

Giffords PAC is backing Democratic incumbents Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado and Raphael Warnock of Georgia and Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman to replace Republican Sen. Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania, reports Politico.  

News of the $10 million investment comes on the heels of an announcement from the White House that the Biden administration would give Giffords the Presidential Medal of Freedom, along with 16 other recipients, including the late John McCain.   

On Twitter, Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly celebrated the announcement.  

Along with the $10 million in funding and the announcement regarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Giffords has a new documentary about her life premiering on July 13th, called “Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down.

The obvious question is, who is funding all of this?

Was the money the product of small donations from a large membership of working-class people or was it handed over in chunks by one or two wealthy elites?

Alan Gottlieb from the Second Amendment Foundation had an answer.

“This shows how well-financed the gun prohibition lobby is. There is no doubt that billionaires have opened their checkbooks for an assault on our Second Amendment rights,” Gottlieb told GunsAmerica via email.

“I have no doubt that we are going to be outspent but we must counter this with boots on the ground by having gun owners engaged in election campaigns in every state,” he concluded.

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

{ 11 comments… add one }
  • Shanz July 14, 2022, 5:51 pm

    So she’s getting a presidential medal of freedom for attacking liberty and freedom?

  • BJG July 11, 2022, 2:26 pm

    Where are they getting all this money from?

  • Jeff July 11, 2022, 9:22 am

    These democRATS are just plain stupid, ignorant morons. As said a million times, GUNS DON’T kill innocent people, dumbass morons with gun do. All these libs need to go to California and then have it fall off into the Pacific

  • Mike Colordo July 9, 2022, 4:57 pm

    Bennet is worthless and we in Colorado are tired of the Democrat garbage that turned us into California 2.0. Nothing but taxes and fees and the introduction of toll roads, they don’t even let the public vote on major issues. Polis does excutive orders like he is the king here another carpetbagger who moved here to make Colorado into California.

    We cannot wait to vote especially after he raised gas taxes by 2 cents here on top of Creepy Joe’s gas hike on us. We shall see how many people vote with their wallet now. I grew up in the 70s and this is worse and this is not transitory inflation. Last time this happened it took fifteen years to bounce back. See you at the polls!

  • Waldo July 8, 2022, 11:23 pm

    SO-LET’S-HELP-THESE-SORO/CLINTON/COMME-BASTARDS-WASTE-EVERY-PFENNIG-WE-CAN-CONSUME.

  • Kevin Stich July 8, 2022, 5:29 pm

    Giffords gets shot and now she is an American hero? Please

    • Hondo July 12, 2022, 7:24 am

      Yup everybody is a hero now, here’s your trophy . The way people throw that word it just doesn’t mean anything any more, just sad.

  • Fred July 8, 2022, 3:52 pm

    Makes me want to puke. Here again it’s the gun not the individual. Amazing how a gun can literally jump up and shoot someone. The libs can take their anti gun agenda a stuff it where the sun doesn’t shine.

  • Comanche July 8, 2022, 8:02 am

    These Progressive liberals are great!!!% 💩💩💩💩💩

  • Comanche July 8, 2022, 8:00 am

    I have literally complete contempt for these Un-American people!!!%

  • Laddyboy July 8, 2022, 6:55 am

    “dropping $10,000,000.00 from ‘giffords’ control group”. FOLLOW THE MONEY — WHERE DID this money come from????

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