The gun violence epidemic has plagued our streets and communities across the country for far too long. As a parent of two high school boys, this issue hits especially close to home. It is inexcusable that thousands of Americans are killed every year by gun violence, and yet, Congress does nothing. I am committed to standing up for commonsense gun safety and reforming this country’s lax gun laws to keep our children and neighborhoods safe:
- Weapons of war have no place on our streets. Banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines is long overdue. These dangerous, military-style weapons should not be available to civilians.
- Politicians cannot take NRA money and pretend to have children’s best interest at heart. I pledge to reject gun lobby contributions, and support banning Members of Congress from accepting the industry’s blood money.
- We must get rid of laws that make it far too easy for dangerous people, including domestic abusers and those with restraining orders, to get their hands on guns.
- It’s past time to close the gun-show loophole, establish universal background checks, and research gun violence as the public health epidemic that it is.
I am honored to receive Moms Demand Action’s recognition as a Gun Sense Candidate.