Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) has drawn the attention of Giffords.Org, a gun safety advocacy group headed by former Representative Gabby Giffords, herself a victim of gun violence. Her group has this to say about Nevada’s GOP senator:
Even after the Las Vegas massacre last October, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, Dean Heller offered condolences, but no solutions, to the families of gun violence victims. This comes as no surprise, given the fact that he received campaign contributions and an A from the NRA. In 2013, Heller also thwarted a bipartisan gun safety bill by voting against an assault weapons ban, a limit on magazine capacity, and an amendment to expand background checks for gun sales. Fortunately, Senator Heller’s silence on these issues betrays his extreme precariousness in this year’s midterm election—he is widely touted as the Senate’s most vulnerable Republican.
The Senator has often demonstrated his capacity to offer Thoughts and Prayers, while accepting donations from the NRA, the Shooting Sports Foundation, and the canned hunt crowd — Safari International.
Nevada has a better option this November — Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Nevadans headed to the polls in the upcoming mid-term election have a chance to elect a Senator who will advocate for common sense gun legislation, (along with the preservation of Social Security and Medicare, protection of insurance access for those with pre-existing medical conditions, and support for DACA recipients.)
Remember in November.