Here’s a look at Congressman Rob Whitman’s record on crime and gun control legislation during the past year, as reported in the Daily Press. I have summarized his votes so that we may all be informed, as his website does not list these issues as a priority.
In the week prior to Nov. 12, 2017, Whitman voted against establishing a Commission to Prevent Gun Violence. Prior to Dec. 10, he voted for two measures: 1) to allow concealed weapon carry nationwide and 2) to allow convicted criminals to carry concealed weapons.
The week of March 18 he voted for school security and identifying children at risk of becoming violent. Before May 20, he voted in favor of making it a federal crime to target police in any jurisdiction.
The week of May 27 he voted in favor of two measures: 1) changes to the federal penal system to improve rehabilitation and reduce recidivism and 2) to block an attempt to expand background checks on gun sales.
Here’s what Vangie Williams, candidate for Congress in the 1st Congressional District, supports in terms of gun legislation: common sense gun laws, including universal background checks, closing the gun-show loophole, banning bump stocks and keeping guns away from domestic abusers and others with a history of violence.
Crime and gun safety are of concern to us all, so please be aware of how the incumbent Congressman stands on these issues.