McGinty calls out U.S. Senate opponent Toomey on gun stance

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Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Katie McGinty has called on incumbent Rep. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania to support gun-control legislation  in the wake of the Orlando massacre. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Katie McGinty has called on incumbent Rep. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania to support gun-control legislation in the wake of the Orlando massacre. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

A candidate for U.S. Senate is issuing a call to incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Toomey to pass legislation to curb the sale of guns to potential terrorists.

Democrat Katie McGinty said Toomey should step up and help the fight against terrorism by supporting a Democratic bill in Congress.

“If we want to strengthen the hands of law-abiding Americans, we need gun-safety laws that make it harder for criminals and those who would do us harm to get guns, not complicate it,” said McGinty.

The Toomey campaign replied that McGinty is in favor of closing Guantanamo Bay Prison and bringing terrorists onto U.S. soil. Toomey representatives have also asked Mayor Jim Kenney to reconsider his decision to make Philadelphia a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants.

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