Assault Weapons

"I support the 2nd Amendment which is a constitutional right. Owning an assault weapon is not."

Assault Weapons

I support a ban on assault weapons. I also support expanded background checks, along with reasonable and rational limits on the ability to acquire, carry, and use guns. In 2020, more than 45,000 people were killed by guns. We must turn the tide on such violence and mayhem.

Even President Ronald Reagan and President Gerald Ford were in line with this position. In 1994, they urged Congress to ban assault weapons, noting, “We urge your support for a ban on the domestic manufacture of military-style assault weapons. This is a matter of vital importance to public safety…”

I believe that we need rational restrictions and limitations on the unfettered acquisition and use of guns, and we need this legislation now.