Representative Steve Cohen has been endorsed by the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund for re-election in Tennessee’s 9th Congressional District.
“We thank you for your leadership on gun safety and making gun violence prevention a part of your campaign,” Action Fund President John Feinblatt wrote. “We are proud to support you in the 2020 election.”
Feinblatt pointed out the distinction between being designated a Gun Sense candidate- which is a distinction available to multiple candidates in a race, and an actual endorsement, stating “our endorsement indicates our official preference in a given race.”
Everytown works to “support efforts to educate policy makers, as well the press and the public, about the consequences of gun violence and promote efforts to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.” The group has focused on efforts to require universal background checks on firearms purchases. The organization also produces research and studies on gun violence.