August 24, 2016 – Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC (ARS PAC) – the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly – today announced its endorsement of Senator Michael Bennet for United States Senate. Citing his support for a broad set of responsible gun violence prevention policies and record of voting for laws that help keep guns out of the wrong hands and protect the rights of law-abiding Americans, ARS PAC declared Michael Bennet its Colorado Champion for the Vocal Majority.
The endorsement is part of ARS PAC’s “Vocal Majority” campaign this fall to mobilize millions of Americans to make the 2016 election a referendum on gun violence prevention and to support leaders up and down the ballot who are committed to responsible steps that reduce gun violence.
“Senator Bennet is the best person to fight for the safety and rights of Coloradans in the United States Senate,” said ARS PAC Co-Founders Congresswoman Giffords and Captain Kelly. “Senator Bennet will continue to be a strong voice in the Senate for preventing gun tragedies and closing the dangerous loopholes in our laws that put our communities at risk. We need more commonsense leaders like Senator Bennet – leaders who will protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners like us, but who also have the courage to stand up to the gun lobby. We are looking forward to ensuring Senator Bennet remains a steady, bipartisan, and pragmatic voice for responsibility in Congress.”
“I’m proud to have the support of Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, both dedicated public servants who continue to work to make our country safer,” said Senator Michael Bennet. “There’s no reason why we can’t come together as Republicans and Democrats to pass background checks and prevent suspected terrorists from being able to buy firearms — commonsense measures that don’t infringe on the rights of Colorado’s hunters, sportsmen and law-abiding gun owners.”