Joe Morelle on Gun Control



Government has role to play in reducing gun violence

I am strongly opposed to the Dickey Amendment. I was proud to vote for an appropriations package that included funding for gun violence research for the first time in decades. I believe government has a vital role to play in addressing issues relating to gun violence, which has plagued too many of our schools, streets, and neighborhoods. That's why I have authored and co-sponsored legislation to ban assault weapons, enact universal background checks, and keep illegal guns off our streets.
Source: ScienceDebate.org on 2020 Congressional NY-25 election , Oct 9, 2020

Support gun-control, according to PVS survey.

Morelle 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.

Morelle 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".