Debbie Wachspress (PA-01) Issue Statement August 1, 2019 Gun manufacturers have been calling the shots for far too long in this country. Something is seriously wrong when kids have to fear going to school because of the risk of getting shot sitting in a classroom. Americans do not suffer with greater mental health issues than those in other developed nations but our levels of gun violence are out of control. Deb will fight to save lives without violating the Second Amendment. She will fight for universal background checks on all gun purchases. She supports outlawing weapons that are designed to fire large rounds of ammunition without having to reload purely for the purpose of maximizing body counts in the shortest period of time. These weapons capable of causing mass destruction such as the tragedy we witnessed in Las Vegas have no place on our streets pointed at innocent people and our police officers.