Elizabeth Warren is now the first U.S. senator to pledge to never take money from the NRA.
“Americans are armed to the teeth and the cost is becoming clearer every day,” she stated. “The United States has nearly 90 firearms per 100 residents, nearly double the next closest country. So, it is no surprise that despite having only 5% of the world’s population we have 31% of its mass shooters and our gun homicide rate is more than 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.”
“These reforms work,” she went on to state. “The most recent CDC data show that Massachusetts had the lowest death rate among all 50 states. But we can do better. Gun violence in Boston rose by 25% in the first nine months of 2017. And it has a disproportionate impact on Black and Brown communities. This is more than just a mass shooting problem. Across the country, gun violence continues to be one of the biggest problems facing Americans. But nothing, nothing is happening in Washington, D.C. And let’s be honest, that because the NRA and its affiliates have spent more than $200 million since 1998.”
As part of her re-election campaign for the U.S. Senate, Warren has pledged to not take any funds from the National Rifle Association and encourages other politicians to join her.