If elected, I will fight to:

  • Require universal background checks and close the gun show loophole
  • Create mandatory waiting periods for all gun dealers, which includes gun shows and sporting retailers
  • Ban bump stocks and high-capacity magazines
  • Eliminate the sale of semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles
  • Reinstate Obama-era restrictions on the capacity of the mentally ill to buy a gun
  • Require child safety locks on all firearms
  • Institute stringent control of gun use among children and access to guns among children
  • Pass Extreme Risk Protection Order Laws nationwide, whereby family members as well as law enforcement are allowed to pursue court permission to temporarily remove guns from an individual in danger of hurting themselves or others
  • Require gun licenses to include more thorough training, coursework and stipulations (such as periodic renewal and age restrictions), similar to driver’s licenses
  • Eliminate current limits on the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) capability to trace and document gun ownership numbers in the U.S. (this is crucial data which aids in analyzing the inordinate amount of gun deaths as well as principal causes)
  • Endorse exploration of the connection between the use of pharmaceuticals and suicidal/homicidal conduct, particularly among young people