LEESBURG, Va. – This morning, progressive gun violence group Giffords announced their endorsement of Attorney General Mark Herring for re-election. This follows the Attorney General receiving an endorsement from Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund earlier this morning. 

“Since getting elected in 2013, Mark Herring has been steadfast in his commitment to end gun violence and I’m proud to support him for a third term as Attorney General,” said former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. “Mark is a proven leader that has taken on the NRA, closed gun loopholes, and sponsored commonsense background check legislation in the General Assembly. I know Mark will always be a champion for us in our fight to end Gun Violence.”

“I couldn’t be more proud to receive an endorsement from this incredible gun violence prevention organization who leads the fight for safer communities across the country,” said Attorney General Mark Herring. “Given the senseless gun-related tragedies that we’ve personally experienced in the Commonwealth, it is incumbent on all of us to fight for common sense gun safety legislation that will keep our communities safe. I’m excited about what we can accomplish together over the next four years.” 

During Attorney General Mark Herring’s time in office, the Virginia legislature passed meaningful gun reform including background checks on all gun sales, enacted extreme risk protection orders, and created mandates to report lost or stolen guns. Herring has supported and defended these laws as Attorney General, stood up to the gun lobby, prosecuted gun runners and felons with firearms, and called for stronger regulations of ghost guns. Attorney General Herring will continue to work to ensure Virginians are safe from gun violence.