Next election: November 6. 2018
I am committed to overturning Act 562, formerly HB1249, if elected. It’s badly written and riddled with issues never fully flushed out or thoroughly debated. More importantly, it’s just bad policy. My opponent authored it and continued to make it worse with expanded amendments that were not well thought out and did not listen to any stakeholders or constituents. After EVERY college and university in the state voted not to allow guns on their campuses, my opponent took it upon himself to take away local control and force the issue despite outcries from university staff, faculty, officials, police, students and parents.
I think one of the best tools we can improve is the background check system. I am in favor of universal background checks. I would be in favor of a short waiting period after purchase. I would be in favor of increasing the age to 21 to purchase. I would be in favor of having to pass a safety test before purchase. I feel as if these are all pretty common sense tools that we can use to keep people safe and to protect 2nd Amendment rights.
As a candidate, I am running for families, for fairness, and for the future. One of my cornerstone issues for families is common sense gun safety solutions for young children, school-age children, and university students. I am adamant that we should take measures to keep guns out of the hands of unsafe individuals, and I agree with law enforcement officers and teachers that more guns do not make their jobs easier or their areas safer.
The NRA and their pet lawmakers pushed these concealed carry laws on the universities, against the will of the faculty, most of the students and the parents of the students that attend. I think state colleges and universities should be able to legally opt out, much in the same way as private schools and businesses.”