We all have seen the results of too many dangerous weapons in the wrong hands. Now, we need to act. I have made the following proposals:
- Allow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to perform research on gun violence as it relates to public health. I will work to implement their findings.
- Require background checks to be mandatory for all gun sales, closing the gun show loophole.
- Require agencies to regularly update the databases used for background checks. Currently, reporting agencies see this duty as voluntary.
- We also need to determine what weapons are allowed on the streets. I respect Second Amendment rights, but clearly, a distinction needs to be made for weapons of war. It is time for us to have an honest discussion and take action to restrict the high-capacity, rapid-fire weapons used in these mass shootings.
Let’s pass common-sense gun reforms that will make our schools and all our citizens safer.