As a gun owner and combat veteran, I believe in the right to safe gun-ownership. Yet, with 22 veterans committing suicide a day (more than 2/3rds from firearms) and tens of thousands of Americans dying by guns each year, it’s time for a change to our gun-laws. I am committed to supporting legislation that enforces comprehensive background checks for all gun purchases. States that have passed these types of laws have shown a significant decrease in gun-related violence!
Finally, I believe that it is a travesty that our children have to worry about gun violence! I have a hard time understanding why we allow the sale of the very type of assault weapons that I used in the military. I oppose arming our teachers and bringing more guns into our school system. Instead, lets fund more resource officers, police, and youth programs that deter violence and go to the root of the problem!