Erie County District Attorney Jack Daneri and other members of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association are supporting a proposal to expand background checks on gun purchases.
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., today announced support for the bipartisan legislation from Daneri and the rest of the association.
Toomey and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., have written the compromise measure that would expand background checks to cover sales at gun shows and over the Internet.
Daneri, in a statement, said: “I support Sen. Toomey’s efforts in securing passage of the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Plan. Responsible gun owners claim, ‘Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.’ I agree.
“Then let us check the background of those who wish to join the ranks of gun owners who understand that with rights come responsibilities,” he said.
Crawford County District Attorney Francis Schultz, immediate past president of the association, also joined in putting his name on a letter to Toomey in support of the legislation as currently written.
– John Guerriero