I wholly support our Second Amendment, and I believe in an individual’s right to own firearms for protection. However, I also believe personal responsibility for gun ownership and regulations meant to keep our citizens safe and keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people and children. I support real universal background checks, increased age limits for certain weapons, regulations on high capacity magazines, bump stocks, and silencers, and gun registration (just like vehicle registration). I feel that we need registrations of weapons and would like to see closures of online, auction (unless it’s an antique) and gun show sales.
I don’t feel that any of this infringes on anyone’s right to bear arms. Keep your guns if you are legally able to purchase them. However, I feel like parents need to be held more accountable if their child harms another with the parent’s weapon. We need responsibility with rights just as we see that responsibility with any other constitutional right.
Too many of our legislators are afraid to stand up and make laws to keep people safe because of the influence of donors and gun lobbying organizations. I will always support legislation that creates a safer life for our children and people.