Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America congratulates Ed Markey on his win tonight to become the next US Senator from Massachusetts, and a reliable vote for stronger gun laws in America. The former Representative and newly elected Senator is the first candidate to receive an endorsement from Moms Demand Action, a national nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots organization demanding action on stronger gun laws and policies to save lives.
This special election is the first high profile election in the nation since the mass shooting of 20 first grade students and six adults in their classrooms at Sandy Hook Elementary school in December 2012. Candidate Markey’s platform of stronger gun laws, including an assault weapons ban and a ban on high-capacity magazines, is the reason Moms Demand Action endorsed him. We are encouraged by his win, and view it as a win for gun sense in America and a precursor of elections to come.