“For how many years have we been doing this — having these experiences of terrorism, mass killings — and how many years is it that nothing has been done?” he said during an interview with the New York Times in February. “It’s the end of the road for me.”
“Americans for Gun Safety Now! is honored to stand in solidarity with the thousands of students, including survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, to rally for change in our nation’s capital,” Hoffman said on March 24. “These students represent our next generation of leaders. Our new advocacy group is dedicated to supporting their courageous effort.”
The group’s website touts signatures from Florida Republican Reps. Carlos Curbelo and Brian Mast, among other current and former military leaders, government officials and business owners.
“I’m excited,” Hoffman told the Palm Beach Post last month. “So many people are signing on…I’ve called my old buddies, major donors. I said, ‘We’ve got to get something going.’ And here we are. We started an organization.”
He said the Florida Legislature’s package of gun reforms passed last month — including imposing a mandatory three-day waiting period and banning sales to those under 21 — would be “a good place” for the federal government to start.
“We want Congress to pass those same laws right now. And then move on to more comprehensive legislation soon,” he said.
Later, Hoffman made what many consider to be 2016’s most generous donation. This is when he made the decision to pledge $1 million to Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign.
However, in the days following the Parkland, Florida shooting, Hoffman gave a warning to Republican candidates. He said money would “dry up” for them, if they did not have interest in banning the civilian use of “military style weapons.”
Hoffman’s group, Americans For Gun Safety, urges Congress to put a ban on high-capacity magazines and bump stocks. The group also demands the implementation of higher age restrictions on all gun sales. Further, they support the expansion of background checks, and the increase of mental health services.
The group seeks to do all of these things “without infringing on the Second Amendment.”
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