Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) was against research to study gun violence before he was for it, says potential opponent Goutam Jois.
“Congressman Lance jumped on the gun safety bandwagon today and said the Centers for Disease Control should study gun violence, yet he has repeatedly blocked legislation that would allow just that, and he refuses to co-sponsor legislation languishing in his own subcommittee to achieve that goal,” said Jois, a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 7th district. “Congressman Lance is a hypocrite. If he believes what he said, he should spare us the cheap talk, stop his obstruction, and take real action by co-sponsoring the pending Gun Violence Research Acts today. Otherwise, he will have shown yet again that he’ll say what is politically convenient without following it up with leadership or action.”