The following letter was sent to the Pima County Board of Supervisors regarding LWVGT's position on gun safety and the proposed resolution on requiring all vendors at the Pima Fairgrounds gun shows to be federally licensed firearms vendors:
August 21, 2021
Chair, Supervisor Sharon Bronson, District 3
Vice Chair, Adelita Grijalva, District 5
Supervisor Rex Scott, District 1
Supervisor Matt Heinz, District 2
Supervisor Steve Christy, District 4
VIA ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION
Attn: Pima County Board of Supervisors:
I am writing on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson (LWVGT) to endorse the Pima Board of Health vote to require that only Federally Firearms Licensed vendors can sell weapons at gun shows at the Pima Fairgrounds, thus ending anonymous sales at local gun shows.
The League of Women Voters of Arizona recently approved a new gun safety policy position following a two-year study. This leads us to advocate for the end of sales by unlicensed gun dealers selling guns without a background check or keeping records. We fully agree with Pima Board of Health Member Mike Humphrey who proposed the resolution due to the need to protect public health and safety.
In addition, we urge our Pima County Board of Supervisors to address this issue prior to the upcoming September gun show. We thank you for addressing this very important community health and safety measure.
President, League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson
Chair, League of Women Voters of Arizona Gun Safety Team
cc: Chuck Huckelberry, Pima County Administrator
Pima Board of Health