Balter’s position statement on guns

CD-24 challenger Dana Balter had a town hall meeting with residents over the weekend.  The topic of guns came up:

“… She also faced questions about what she supports to reduce gun violence. One proposal she supports would be to pass legislation requiring universal background checks for gun purchases. The measure would aim to close existing loopholes that allow gun sales without background checks. Balter supports the repeal of the Dickey Amendment, which is a provision that was included in a 1990s spending bill to prevent the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from conducting gun violence research. A spending bill passed earlier this year clarified that the CDC could conduct gun violence research, but the Dickey Amendment remains in effect. “We need to repeal that amendment, give the CDC the power back to study gun violence and then Congress needs to fund those studies,” she said …”

This looks like canned antigun talking points.

The Cook Political Report lists the district as Likely Republican.

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