|Rep. Ronald G. Waters
191st Legislative District
Delaware and Philadelphia counties
Waters introduces gun package at news conference
HARRISBURG, Feb. 6 – Todaystate Rep. Ronald G. Waters, D-Phila./Delaware, Democratic Caucus secretary, held a news conference to publicly announce a package of legislation designed to address gun violence in the commonwealth.
“I am encouraged to say that recent data shows what my colleagues and I have believed for a long time: legislation to curtail gun violence in Pennsylvania has the support of the public,” Waters said.
“Ninety-five percent of Pennsylvanians favor a universal background check for all potential gun buyers, 60 percent support an assault weapons ban, and 59 percent of citizens support a ban on high-capacity magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds,” he continued.
Waters cited a recent Quinnipiac poll that surveyed more than 1,200 voters across the state as evidence of growing support. He called on citizens to take action and voice their support of the legislation.
“I am here today to tell you that we can no longer afford to be silent. We need the majority to finally speak up for the smart gun laws that you have supported and to begin convincing your elected officials to take action,” Waters said.
Waters’ gun package includes the following legislation: