Americans for Responsible Solutions Endorses Van Hollen for Senate
Kensington, MD — Today the Van Hollen for Senate Campaign announced that the Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC is endorsing Chris Van Hollen for U.S. Senate. The group was founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Navy combat veteran Captain Mark Kelly to encourage elected officials to stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership.
“Chris Van Hollen has been a tireless, courageous voice in the House of Representatives for responsible change that helps keep guns out of the wrong hands, save lives, and make our families safer – and we know he’ll do the same in the United States Senate. At every step, Chris has worked to help break the gun lobby’s grip on Washington and protect Maryland families. We are grateful to have Chris Van Hollen as a champion for the vocal majority of Americans calling on Congress to act to reduce gun violence, and we look forward to continuing to stand with him in the fight for safer communities,” said former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Navy combat veteran Captain Mark Kelly, the Co-Founders of the gun violence prevention organization Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC.
“Gabby was a great colleague when we served in the House together, and the work she and Mark are doing to prevent gun violence is a true inspiration,” said Chris Van Hollen. “We can both respect the Second Amendment and pass common sense reforms that will help save lives. I was proud to work in Maryland to pass the nation’s first built-in trigger lock law to help prevent accidental shootings. I strongly support universal background checks and the “No Fly, No Buy” proposal to keep suspected terrorists buying guns. And I’m working to pass legislation to help states implement handgun purchaser licensing laws, which studies have shown are proven to cut gun violence and suicides. Working together, we won’t stop fighting until we pass laws that will make our nation a safer place for our children.”