Donnelly supports tighter gun checks

Joe Donnelly

 

Brian Francisco of The Journal Gazette has written about Sen. Donnelly’s position on background checks:

FORT WAYNE – Media have described U.S. senators from Indiana as being “on the fence” regarding federal legislation that would require nearly universal background checks for gun buyers.

One of them jumped off Tuesday.

“I am supportive of background checks,” Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly said in response to media questions after a business roundtable discussion at the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce.

“I want to make sure that people with, say, a felony or dealing with mental illness cannot get their hands on weapons that can cause so much destruction,” he said. “And so we’re trying to put together a piece of legislation that will reflect that.”

Asked whether he backs background checks at gun shows, Donnelly said, “Yes.”

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