Anti-Gun-Violence Group Endorses Hunter for U.S. House
Chris Hunter is running for Florida’s District 12 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
TRINITY – Giffords, an anti-gun-violence group, has endorsed Chris Hunter for Florida’s District 12 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Chris Hunter has served our country as an FBI agent and federal prosecutor. Through investigating and prosecuting criminals who used firearms to further their crime schemes, he has seen how gun violence impacts communities, families, and the law enforcement agents and officers who protect us all,” according to the Giffords endorsement.
Giffords added, “As a gun owner, Chris knows that we can respect the Second Amendment while also fighting for lifesaving gun safety measures like requiring background checks on all gun sales and preventing individuals listed on the terrorist watch list from getting their hands on firearms. Let’s support Chris in his mission to bring principled leadership for Florida’s 12th District to Congress.”
Giffords was created by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband, U.S. Navy combat veteran and former astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly, after the 2012 mass shooting of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The goal was to fight “the gun violence epidemic.” Giffords herself is a victim of gun violence. She was shot in 2011 while meeting with constituents in her home town of Tuscon, AZ. During that incident six were killed and 13 others were wounded. Both Giffords are gun owners.
Hunter said, “Right now, in this election, let us be the ones who, from all walks of life, speak up, stand together, and deliver action that will make America safer for our children, our families—all of us.”
Hunter is a Democrat who is seeking to unseat Republican Gus Bilirakis for the CD 12 seat in the U.S. House. CD 12 includes all of Pasco County and portions of north Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.
The election is Nov. 6. The last day to register to vote in the general election is Oct. 9. Online voter registration is available at registertovoteflorida.gov.
For information about Hunter, go to chrishunterforcongress.com.
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