Dr. Helen Horvath

FOR CONGRESS, 50TH DISTRICT

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FEC Candidate ID:  C00717207

(c) 2019 authorized and paid for by Helen Horvath for Congress.

2127 Arnold Way, Ste 2311

Alpine, CA 91901

Phone:  619-249-1393

Email:  info@horvathcampaign.com

PLATFORM -  

Gun Reform - CLOSING THE BACKGROUND CHECK LOOP HOLES

The issue.  

In the United States, only 60 percent of all gun sales happen after the seller completes a full background check on the buyer. The balance of the 40 percent of gun sales are conducted without a background check with no actual federal record of who the firearm is sold to.  These federal background checks are often not required when purchasing a firearm online, at a gun show, or through a private seller.  Federally licensed firearms dealers are permitted to complete a sale if the submitted background check is not completed in three business days.  This loophole makes it easier for dangerous individuals to obtain firearms.

The solution.

As your 50th Congressional District Representative, I will support universal background checks for every gun sale regardless of where the sale takes place and do not believe that sellers should be able to proceed with a sale without a completed background check.  Background checks are a common sense way to decrease violent gun crimes while ensuring that the firearms do not get into the hands of those who are prohibited from having them.  

We have a right to bear arms; yet, we must do this sensibly to keep guns out of the hands of those who cannot pass a federal background check.