Gun violence is a public health issue that touches all of us. The Second Amendment protects our right to bear arms, but it is “not unlimited” as Justice Antonin Scalia stated in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008).
We absolutely can and must pass common-sense gun safety regulations–right now. We have to act quickly to protect our schools, churches, and public places, and most importantly, to protect our children.
I am calling for legislation to include universal background checks, mandatory waiting periods, and the ban on the sale of weapons of war.
I have also pledged to reject NRA money, and call on my opponents to do the same. We must put the safety of our children above the deep pockets of special interest groups.