Mary Gay Scanlon on Gun Control



Guns are a public health issue: get guns off the street

"There's a lot of interest in the wake of the Parkland shooting in common sense gun control. In this district, it's not just mass shootings that are an issue. In Chester and in southwest Philadelphia, there is everyday gun violence that poses a challenge. Yes, we should reauthorize the assault weapons ban, but in a lot of communities it's more of a public health issue. We need to deal with trauma-based counseling, and we need to get illegal guns off the street."
Source: Al Dia News on 2018 Congress PA-5 election , Oct 24, 2018

Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer.

Scanlon voted YEA the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

H.R.8: To require a background check for every firearm sale. This Act may be cited as the "Background Check Expansion Act".