Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Toomey's Record

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Toomey's Record

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The Post-Gazette recently published a letter to the editor about gun violence (March 26, "Guns and Money") that unfairly maligns Republicans, like Sen. Pat Toomey, by relying on hyperbole and misleading statements that have been debunked by independent fact-checkers.

As the late Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan used to say, people are entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts.

The fact is, Mr. Toomey is a strong defender of the Second Amendment. He is also the leading Republican in the U.S. Senate working to keep guns away from criminals, terrorists and the dangerously mentally ill. His bipartisan legislation with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin to strengthen background checks for firearm sales represented the closest the U.S. Senate has come to enacting new gun safety legislation in decades. …

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