Press Releases

“I support the bipartisan compromise on background checks announced by Senators Manchin and Toomey today. It will strengthen our background check system, close the gun show loophole and prohibit the commercial sale of guns to those who are dangerously mentally ill or have a criminal record. The bill also contains appropriate exemptions for responsible gun owners, allowing for direct transfers between family and friends.

“The Manchin-Toomey compromise on background checks, combined with measures to prevent gun trafficking and our own proposal to improve school and campus safety, represents a reasonable approach and I support these measures.”