Major gun safety groups endorse Joe Biden's presidential bid

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 14:29:09-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Joe Biden has received endorsements from two of the nation’s largest gun safety groups, the latest sign Bernie Sanders’ spotty record on guns may be weighing him down in the presidential primary.

Everytown for Gun Safety and Brady endorsed the former vice president.

Everytown head John Feinblatt tells The Associated Press the group chose Biden because of his support for background checks and a waiting period to buy guns and his opposition to offering gun manufacturers legal immunity.

Sanders opposed the background check bill and supported giving manufacturers immunity for crimes committed with guns.

Everytown was co-founded by former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who endorsed Biden.