Krueger-Braneky to host historic House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on May 9 to explore commonsense firearm background checks

HARRISBURG, May 2 – Noting the increased support for commonsense gun safety legislation, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, will co-chair a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on H.B. 1010, at 2 p.m. Monday, May 9 at Strath Haven High School, 205 South Providence Road, Wallingford, PA 19086. 

“Pennsylvanians are sick and tired of hearing feigned outrage after every mass shooting or needless act of violence that could’ve been prevented with a simple background check,” Krueger-Braneky said. “They don’t want outrage – they want action. It’s time for the General Assembly to deliver by passing House Bill 1010 and enacting commonsense reforms.”

Krueger-Braneky is a co-sponsor of H.B. 1010, which would require all purchasers of firearms – including the private sale of long guns – to first undergo a background check. It would also permit the issuance of a single background check approval that would remain valid for 48 hours for use at gun shows across Pennsylvania.

House Bill 1010, which has bipartisan support in Delaware County and has never been the topic of a legislative committee hearing, would not change the law relating to familial transfers of firearms that do currently not require a background check.

The hearing is open to the public.