Gun violence has plagued the United States for far too long. This year there has been 9,152 deaths from guns and 257 mass shootings. A majority of Americans want common sense gun reform. If elected I will:

  1. Ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons. Assault weapons like the AR-15 are weapons of war. While in the military I used the M16, that weapon was derived from the AR-15.
  2. Background checks for everyone, especially private sells to ensure potential gun owners aren’t on the National Database.
  3. Police substations in schools. (Let police come, set up substations where they can sit and write reports while maintaining a constant presence in our schools
  4. Mandatory gun safety classes for first time buyers.
  5. Retailers selling firearms to customers across state lines should adhere to the laws where the buyer resides.
  6. Extending the 3 day waiting period for law enforcement officers to sufficiently perform background checks.
  7. Fund CDC research on gun violence.