Heritage Action For America, a Washington, D.C. group opposed to legislation on extensive background checks for gun purchases is lauding a vote ob the issue. Federal lawmakers defeated a measure on the issue Wednesday. It was a bi-partisan measure by Pennsylvania Republican senator Pat Toomey and West Virginia Democrat, Joe Manchin. Heritage Action For America spokesman Dan Holler believes two important factors led to the 54-46 vote that defeated the amendment.
“We don’t want to make criminals out of law abiding citizens, we want to go after the criminals. So that’s number one. Number two, there needs to be a real effort at the state and local level, particularly between communities and families to try to head off stuff likes this. You can’t have folks in Washington behind closed doors put some words on a piece of a paper and expect it to solve all the problems.”
Holler was a guest on WNPV’S New AM-Edition this morning with Darryl Berger