Madeleine Dean on Gun Control



Universal background checks & assault weapons ban

Q: What are your top three priorities in office?
  1. The education of all of our children. I will fight for universal pre-K; quality, equitable education in our public schools, K-12; free community college; and interest free student debt for college. How we educate our children determines not only their future, but their own.
  2. Ending gun violence. That means at a national level passing legislation for universal background checks, banning assault weapons, passing lost and stolen legislation, and increasing the age required to buy a firearm, among other measures.
  3. Ethical good government. Not only does this mean speaking and acting with purpose, but also being transparent, accountable to our constituents, and serving others. It is time our lawmakers serve their voters instead of serving themselves. I have taken that obligation seriously in Harrisburg, and will bring that same behavior and help foster that culture in Washington, D.C.
Source: League of Women Voters Q&A on 2018 Congress PA-5 election , Sep 9, 2018

Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer.

Dean 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".