Marguerite Quinn for Senate

Letter to the Editor | October 26, 2018, The Intelligencer

Crediting Quinn for Domestic Violence Protection Law Act 79

The Pennsylvania Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America must correct the record as stated in a recent letter on the historic passage of HB 2060, State Rep. Marguerite Quinn’s Domestic Violence Protection Bill.

The passage of Rep. Quinn’s bill as Act 79 of 2018 marks the first time in almost a decade that a gun violence prevention measure was agreed upon by legislators from both parties in both chambers. Their overwhelming majority votes are a testament to what can be accomplished through a true bipartisan effort.

I do not know the author of the commentary titled, “GOP Not Doing Enough on Guns,” but her facts are, quite simply, wrong. I respectfully refer the writer to House legislative record which confirms that Rep. Quinn did not introduce an amendment to HB 2060. The amendments that were proposed by bipartisan sponsors were what allowed this critically needed measure to become law.

It is no wonder that Rep. Quinn’s bill was supported by the state’s district attorneys, chiefs of police and sheriffs’ associations, the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, CeaseFirePA, and of course, Moms Demand Action. We congratulate Rep. Quinn for championing the issue of domestic gun violence prevention, and on this historic accomplishment.

Marybeth S. Christiansen, Pennsylvania State Legislative Lead, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

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