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L’Italien Makes It Official With Pledge: She’s Not Taking A Dime From The NRA In CD3 Race

Jun 30, 2018 05:25AM ● By Theresa Gilman

State Senator Barbara L’Italien

(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by Barbara L’Italien for Congress.)

ANDOVER, MA — State senator and congressional candidate Barbara L’Italien is announcing that she is formally taking the No NRA Money pledge. She has not taken a dime from the NRA in her race against big money candidates, or at any other point in her career.

“This is the easiest pledge of my life. I’ve never taken money from the NRA and I never will. I’ve spent too much time worrying about the schools where my daughters teach showing up on the news to sell out to the gun lobby.

“Common sense gun control saves lives. I’m proud to be the only candidate in the race who has fought the NRA and won. We need fewer elected officials in Washington bought by the NRA, and more with a record of beating them.”

BACKGROUND
Barbara L’Italien alone among the candidates in the Third District race has a long record of passing common sense gun control - not merely supporting it. She’s helped make Massachusetts a national model for reducing gun violence.

When the federal assault weapons ban expired in 2004, she voted as a state representative to preserve it in Massachusetts. When one of her constituents was killed in last year’s Las Vegas shooting and Congress failed to step up, she helped push through a ban on bump stocks, trigger cranks, and similar accessories in the Commonwealth. She was a cosponsor of H.3610, An Act establishing extreme risk protective orders, even before the Parkland shooting, and is continuing to push for a strong red flag law.

More background is available on her positions on gun control at her campaign website.

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