For too long, our politicians have been silent about the rampant gun violence tearing families apart every day in America. It’s time we muster the courage to stand up to the NRA. In Congress, I will be a bold advocate for gun safety solutions that work towards ending gun violence in our communities.
The overwhelming majority of Americans believe in comprehensive background checks for all gun sales. Implementing mandatory background checks on all gun sales will be a priority for me. And while background checks are a good first step, there’s more we can—and must —do.
I will stand in strong support of an updated assault weapons ban - these are weapons of war that have no place on our streets.
I will fight to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, I will work to keep guns away from the mentally ill, implement extreme risk protection order laws, advocate for child access prevention laws, and urge Congress to jumpstart federal research into the causes and effects of gun violence.
At every turn and at every juncture, I will stand firmly against the NRA and the corporate gun lobby—for all of us.