About Molly McKasson

Molly McKasson is the chair of Citizens for a Safer Pima County, which has been working to require background checks in private gun sales on public property (the Pima County Fairgrounds) during every Crossroads of the West gun show. Molly McKasson served on the Tucson City Council, representing Ward 6. She is a former teacher in Tucson.

Vote for universal background checks

Molly McKasson has been working on sensible gun laws since her days on the city council in the 1990s. She is a member of Citizens for a Safer Pima County. This article was published in the September 8, 2022, edition of the Arizona Daily Star. In several weeks, the gun show returns to the Pima County Fairgrounds. A good third of the vendors will be “private sellers” (though few are “hobbyists” selling “private collections”) and therefore not required by federal law to do background checks. That means hundreds of potentially deadly weapons will be sold to anyone with enough cash [...]

By |2022-09-09T17:34:59-07:00September 9th, 2022|Gun Safety|

Tell the Supervisors: We Want Gun Background Checks at the Fairgrounds

During a surging pandemic, Crossroads of the West Gun Show returned to Pima County Fairgrounds last weekend. It brought together indoors hundreds of people, milling from tables of AR-15s, to shelves of revolvers, to racks of high capacity magazines and cases of AK-47s. But the truth is that this show has never been safe for the residents of Pima County. Because unlike a licensed gun store, a great many of the weapons bought here require no background check. It’s known as the Gun Show Loophole. Originally lawmakers intended it to cover “private sellers,” i.e., gun collectors and exchanges between family [...]

By |2020-11-30T10:30:55-07:00November 30th, 2020|Gun Safety|
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