WASHINGTON, D.C. – Brady PAC, the political action partner organization of Brady, one of the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention advocacy groups, today announced it is endorsing General Treasurer Seth Magaziner for Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District.
With Brady PAC’s support in 2018 and 2020, the gun safety majority grew in the U.S. House of Representatives, contributing to the passage of historic gun violence prevention legislation, including the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021. The passage of this legislation has made the 117th Congress responsible for the most comprehensive gun-safety reform since the 1994 Brady bill — but there is still work to be done.
“Seth Magaziner has a proven track record of fighting for safer Rhode Island communities, and we urge Rhode Islanders to send him to Congress this November,” stated Executive Director of Brady PAC Jason Pressberg. “Seth knows that ending gun violence isn’t a partisan issue — it’s an American issue — and we must come together to solve it once and for all.
“Unlike his Republican opponent, Seth will take action to prevent mass shootings and will fight for common-sense gun safety reforms supported by law-abiding gun owners and the majority of Rhode Islanders,” Pressberg continued. “He will work for the voters of Rhode Island — not the NRA.”
Magaziner thanked Brady PAC for their support saying, “I want my son to grow up in a world without lockdown drills and where kids can focus on being kids. That’s why in Rhode Island, I’ve worked to pass red flag laws, ban guns on school grounds, and ban the purchase of high-capacity magazines and straw purchases.”
Magaziner also stated, “As a member of Congress, I will fight tirelessly for common-sense gun reform including a federal assault weapons ban. I am honored to be endorsed by the Brady PAC.”
As gun violence continues to affect communities across Rhode Island and the United States, it is critical that our elected officials are committed to fighting for bold and decisive action on gun safety. Unfortunately, Allen Fung, Republican candidate for RI-02, has made it clear he is on the side of gun manufacturers, does not support common-sense gun reform, and cannot be relied on to protect Rhode Island from gun violence.
Magaziner, a Democrat, is running to replace retiring Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI). Under Magaziner’s tenure as state treasurer, Rhode Island became the fourth state to divest from assault weapon manufacturers.
Today’s action brings the total number of endorsements by Brady PAC in the 2022 election cycle to 148. (See the prior endorsements here). Brady PAC endorsements are based on past voting history and positions taken in support of common-sense gun safety policies, and they will help attract more contributions, volunteers, and voters for the candidates’ campaigns.
About Brady PAC: Based in Washington, DC, Brady PAC is dedicated to a singular goal: creating a safer America by supporting and investing in candidates who are committed to enacting, improving, and defending Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) policies across the country. Formed leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, Brady PAC was created to serve as a counterweight to “dark money” Super PACs created by the gun industry lobby. It upholds the policy ideals that have been championed by its sister organization, Brady — one of the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention grassroots advocacy organizations. To learn more, visit bradypac.org.