Gun Violence Prevention Proposal

My Values

Preventing gun violence is a top priority. 

Stronger gun safety laws save lives.

Reducing gun violence is not negotiable. 

Safe and responsible gun owners should be able to own firearms. 

Civilians should not own military-grade weapons that are designed to kill large numbers of people quickly. 

Guns do not belong in schools. Teachers should not be permitted or expected to possess firearms in their classrooms. 

Mental health care should be accessible and affordable.

I am honored to have the Mom’s Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction and believe in the mission of Mom’s Demand Action. 

Tangible Policy Changes 

Require universal background checks for all gun sales.

Prevent people who have been convicted of a violent misdemeanor from owning firearms. This includes folks who have been convicted of assault and battery, stalking, sex crimes, or kidnapping.

Require licensed gun sellers to notify law enforcement when someone attempts to buy a firearm and fails the background check.   

Mandate a 14-day waiting period for all firearm sales. 

Allow cities, counties, metropolitan service districts, school districts, colleges, and universities to ban concealed carry in public buildings. 

Increase the state’s investment in mental healthcare and create workforce development programs to increase the number of mental health care workers.

Pass secure storage legislation, that requires all firearms to be stored in a locked safe, unloaded, and separate from ammunition. (Similar to HB 4005 in the 2020 session)

Prohibit the manufacturing or transfer of military-style assault weapons. (Similar to HB 3223 in the 2019 session) 

Limit high capacity magazines to 10 rounds. (Similar to HB 3265 in the 2019 session)

Increase the state’s investment in research on the root causes of gun violence, and then take steps to mitigate the contributing factors.