Tom Wolf on Gun Control
Scored 79% on CeaseFire Pennsylvania survey
Katie McGinty and Allyson Schwartz scored the highest ratings in candidate ratings released Monday by gun-control advocacy group CeaseFire Pennsylvania, while Tom Wolf came in last. The group rated the candidates on their support for policies including:
McGinty & Schwartz scored
100% by agreeing with every CeaseFire Pennsylvania stance. Wolf lost points for some answers, scoring 79% (supporting 15 of 19.)
- Expanding state background checks to cover the private sale of long guns
- Requiring background checks for ammunition sales
- Requiring firearms dealers to tell the police when a customer fails a background check
"By unequivocally supporting every proposal, Katie McGinty and Allyson Schwartz demonstrated broader support for a
comprehensive attack on gun violence," the group states in its voters' guide. "Wolf raised questions or hesitated to give full support for a few important policy proposals, but each still demonstrated strong support for measures to prevent gun violence."
Source: Post-Gazette coverage of Pennsylvania politicians
, Aug 7, 2015
Universal background checks, & ban assault weapons
All four Democratic candidates would sign legislation to enact universal background checks, ban sales of assault weapons, require that gun owners report lost or stolen guns and grant municipalities the ability to enact gun control ordinances.
and Schwartz would sign legislation to limit the number of handguns that one person could buy in an effort to deter straw purchases. McGinty would not sign legislation to limit handgun purchases. Wolf wouldn't say whether he would sign that legislation.
Source: The Patriot News on 2014 Pennsylvania governor debate
, May 10, 2014
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