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Donald McEachin on Gun Control

 

 


Reduce gun violence with universal background checks

Donald knows we have an urgent responsibility to prevent crime and improve public safety. In Congress, Donald will:
Source: 2016 Virginia House campaign website DonaldMcEachin.com , Nov 8, 2016

No concealed carry without a permit

No concealed carry without a permit Legislative Summary: Allows any person who is otherwise eligible to obtain a concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun without a permit anywhere he may lawfully carry a handgun openly within the Commonwealth. A second violation shall be punishable as a felony. It shall be an affirmative defense regarding a handgun violation, that a person had been issued a valid concealed handgun permit.

Legislative Outcome:: Sen. McEachin voted NAY; introduced Dec. 15; failed Senate 20-20 on Feb. 1, with tie-breaker vote by Lt. Governor Northam.

Source: Virginia Legislative voting records on SB48 , Feb 1, 2016

Supports gun-control legislation.

McEachin supports the PVS survey question on gun control

The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: Political Courage Test 16PVS_Q10 on Nov 8, 2016

Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer.

McEachin 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".