Tom Petty’s Estate Calls for Tougher Gun Laws, Partners with Everytown

The estate of deceased rock star Tom Petty has partnered with Everytown for Gun Safety this election season to urge voters to back candidates who will support tougher gun laws.

Petty’s family announced the news on Twitter.

“We hope people will come together no matter what their beliefs are about guns to make sure the children in our schools are safer in America,” they tweeted.

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“We’ve fought for a safer future, now vote for it. @Everytown,” they went on to say in a tweet while tagging the gun-control organization funded primarily by billionaire Michael Bloomberg.

“Find an event near you to help us elect Gun Sense Candidates who will fight for a safer future,” they added.

Tom Petty was a gun owner, according to the family. But it’s not clear what specific gun control policies he favored when he was alive.

However, it is clear where Everytown stands. It supports a broad array of policies that would significantly curtail 2A rights, such as:

  • A ban on open carry
  • Criminalizing private transfers
  • A ban on modern sporting rifles
  • Waiting periods for firearm purchases
  • A ban on magazines with a capacity of over 10 rounds
  • A block on concealed carry reciprocity
  • Prohibiting guns in “sensitive areas”
  • A block on suppressor de-regulation
  • Repealing the PLCAA
  • Making schools gun-free zones
  • Preventing teachers from carrying on campus

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

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  • survivor50 November 4, 2022, 8:30 am

    Tom Petty Died Oct. 2nd, 2017 … and he’s still writing TWEETS 5 years later ???

    Does he still VOTE ???

  • Dr Motown November 4, 2022, 2:51 am

    So now we’re taking “advice” from dead celebrities? LOL

  • SuperG November 2, 2022, 8:53 am

    I didn’t know he’d died. But this is the classic use of a famous dead person, to speak “on their behalf” and inject their own views on the world.

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