Jahana Hayes on Gun Control



Constituents want gun control, and Hayes will work on it

Representative-elect Jahana Hayes will join the House Democrats' Gun-Violence Prevention Task Force, which was formed in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass-shooting. Communities across my district made it clear to me during the last election that they want reform of our gun laws, said Hayes in a statement. There are concrete steps we can take right now to make our cities and towns safer, and I can't wait to work with my colleagues to make them a reality.
Source: Connecticut Post on 2018 CT-5 House race , Dec 11, 2018

Support gun-control, according to PVS survey.

Hayes supports the PVS survey question on gun control

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 18PVS-10 on Aug 1, 2018

Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer.

Hayes 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".