Unfortunately, mass shootings are a regular occurrence in the U.S. We are the only country in the First World that has a problem with ongoing gun violence and carnage. As President Obama said after the Sandy Hook tragedy: “We can’t tolerate this anymore, these tragedies must end.” As a member of Congress, I would pledge to take on the NRA and vote for common sense legislation aimed at reducing gun violence and making it harder for unsuitable people to purchase guns. Specifically, I would support:
- The return of the 1994-2004 assault weapons ban.
- End the immunity from liability of the gun manufacturing industry.
- Require a universal background check for anybody who wants to purchase a gun.
- Impose a minimum age limit of 21 for all gun purchases.
- Ban possession of guns by anyone subject to a domestic-violence protection order.
- Place limitations on multiple gun purchases by individuals.
These common sense reforms would save lives and protect the rights of responsible and lawful gun owners. If you want different results out of Washington, you have to vote for different people. That’s why I’m running for Congress.