Lori Trahan on Gun Control



Comprehensive background checks; no concealed carry

Lori believes we need to put an end to the cycle of gun violence that is taking too many lives in our schools and our communities. Ban and buy back all extended-capacity magazines. Broaden the definition of "domestic abuser". Expanding the prohibition on gun ownership. Enhance gun storage laws. No-fly, No-buy. Comprehensive background checks at every point of sale. Oppose concealed carry reciprocity. Create a Select Committee on Gun Violence.
Source: 2018 Massachusetts 3rd House campaign website LoriTrahan.com , Oct 9, 2018

Common-sense gun reform; ban assault weapons

Q: What gun safety measures do you support?

A: I will fight for common sense gun reform, including:

  1. Closing gun show loopholes and implementing mandatory background checks at every point of sale
  2. Blocking convicted stalkers, domestic abusers, and people on the no-fly list from purchasing guns
  3. Banning military-style assault weapons, bump stocks and suppressors
  4. Commissioning the CDC to do research so that we understand the impact of the presence of guns on public safety.
Source: League of Women Voters 2018 House MA-3 Questionnaire , Sep 9, 2018

Support gun-control, according to PVS survey.

Trahan 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.

Trahan 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".