If eroding Americans' Second Amendment right is your thing, the choice this election is clear: Hillary Clinton, who just received the backing of 20 gun control groups.
According to Guns.com, Clinton, who has a broad package of gun control initiatives to harass law-abiding gun owners and do nothing to stop violent crime -- oops, I mean initiatives to curb gun violence, already had the support of the Brady Campaign, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, and former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords’ Americans for Responsible Solutions.
A coalition of 16 more small groups endorsed her Tuesday as well, including the Newtown Action Alliance, States United to Prevent Gun Violence Action Fund, CeaseFire Pennsylvania, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, and Rabbis Against Gun Violence.
“The 2016 Election is one of the most consequential for the gun violence prevention movement,” Po Murray, head of the Newtown Action Alliance, told Guns.com in an email:
For four long years since the Sandy Hook School shooting, Congress has failed to take any action to strengthen the nation’s lax gun laws. Since that tragic day, Congressional inaction has contributed to 400,000 Americans being killed or injured by guns and increasing incidents of mass shootings that have devastated more and more communities across the nation.
In addition, the Coalition to Stop Handgun Violence issued an endorsement of Hillary on Wednesday that praised her platform of gun restrictions and blasted Trump in a statement emailed to Guns.com:
Donald Trump has embraced the gun lobby’s irresponsible rhetoric and policies that contribute to our nation’s gun violence epidemic. The NRA has broken its campaign advertising record by spending at least $26 million to help elect Trump. At best, a Trump administration would simply accept the status quo on gun violence in America. At worst, Trump and the NRA would dismantle existing laws that keep guns out of dangerous hands and instigate violence.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Everytown has contributed $61,694 to Hillary while Bloomberg’s Independence USA PAC has donated $788,926. Second Amendment groups like the NRA and their Institute for Legislative Action have spent at least $26.8 million in support of Trump. Two other large gun rights groups, Gun Owners of America and the National Association of Gun Rights, have restricted their spending this year to congressional races.