Melissa Fazli

Candidate for California Assembly, District 55

Current officeholders: Phillip Chen

Next election: June 5, 2018


I support the 2nd Amendment but I also stand for sensible gun laws and banning AR-15s, other assault guns, and bump stocks. Guns of war do not belong in civilian hands.
— Melissa Fazli
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Electoral History

2018 (top two primary)

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ALan Geraci

Candidate for California State Assembly District75 

Current officeholder: Marie Waldron

Next election: June 5, 2018


Protecting our children is our moral responsibility. Gun ownership carries legal responsibility. We can do both. These responsibilities are not binary. Being responsible is the same as being reasonable.

In California, we respect gun ownership and gun owners accept the great responsibility of gun ownership. This is what is required under the Second Amendment.

Assembly Bill 1135 and Senate Bill 880 now requires registration of assault weapons as defined in Penal Code section 30515. I would add the requirement of 8 hours of gun biannual safety training and proof of liability insurance to the California Bureau of Firearms. We require registration, insurance and trained/licensed citizens who own and drive motor vehicles in California. Firearms need to be treated with the same rigor and responsibility.
— Alan Geraci

Electoral History

2018 (primary)

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Josh Harder

Candidate for US House of Representatives, CA-10

Current officeholder: Jeff Denham

Next election: June 5, 2018


Our country is plagued by school shootings, gun-related suicide, and gang-related shootings. Here in California, we stepped up to reduce gun violence and have since seen the effectiveness of 10-day waiting periods, assault weapons restrictions, and background checks. Instead of advocating to take these successes nationwide, Denham has looked to undermine California state and local laws, endanger our law enforcement, and make it easier for dangerous individuals to walk around carrying guns. It’s clear that he has been bought by the NRA and the gun industry.
— Josh Harder

Electoral History

2018 (top two primary)

CA-10

Katie Hill

Candidate for US Congress, CA-25

Current officeholder: Stephen Knight

Next election: June 5, 2018


As a lifelong gun owner, I am ready to be a sensible voice in the debate around gun violence. I believe that respecting the Second Amendment and advocating for gun safety measures are not mutually exclusive, which is why I am proud to have the distinction as a Gun Sense Candidate from Moms Demand Action. Like we already have in California, I support a federal ban on assault weapons, high capacity magazines and bump stocks, as well as increasing waiting periods, raising the minimum age to purchase all weapons, and expanding our current background check system. These measures can have a significant impact on reducing gun violence, while also adequately retaining the right to bear arms. It’s time to move past inflammatory politics and take steps now to curb gun violence, because protecting our kids and our communities is something we can ALL agree on.
— Katie Hill

Electoral History

2018 (top two primary)

CA-25

Sara Jacobs

Candidate for US House of Representatives, CA-49

Current officeholder: Open

Next election: June 5, 2018


I support comprehensive federal background check legislation and more funding to enforce the laws. Everyone who purchases a gun in this country should have to undergo a criminal background check, regardless of where or from whom they purchase their gun, which means we need to close loopholes like the gun show loophole. We need to ban assault weapons and bump stocks. Military grade weapons have no place on our streets. We need better deterrence against illegal gun trafficking and guns passing through straw purchasers into the hands of those with criminal backgrounds, histories of violence, or serious mental illness, and we need to pass legislation to make illegal gun sales and handovers a federal crime. And we need to hold gun manufacturers liable when their products are sold and used illegally. We also need to ensure that the CDC is able to study gun violence as a public health threat.
— Sara Jacobs

Electoral History

2018 (top two primary)

CA-49

Andrew Janz

Candidate for US House of Representatives (CA-22)

Current officeholder: Devin Nunes

Next election: June 5, 2018


I am in a unique position to tackle gun safety issues with credibility in Congress. As a prosecutor, I deal with violent crimes daily, and as a gun owner, I support an individual’s right to bear arms. I am committed to enacting universal background checks, and closing gun show and private sale loopholes. Additionally, I believe that no one who commits a violent crime or who is mentally ill should have access to guns. Specifically, I support a measure banning those who are convicted of committing domestic violence from owning a gun. I also strongly support the no-fly no buy list. My opponent Devin Nunes has an A rating from the NRA and has accepted over $20,000 in contributions from them. I will never take a dime from the NRA or any organization that opposes common-sense gun safety legislation that will save lives and end the epidemic of mass shootings in America.
— Andrew Janz

Electoral History

2018 (top two primary)

CA-22

Dave Min

Candidate for US Congress, CA-45

Current officeholder: Mimi Walters

Next election: June 5, 2018


There are 33,000 gun deaths each year in the United States. Restrictions on gun access for domestic abusers, the mentally ill, those on the terrorist watch list—these are all common-sense gun reforms that we must get behind as a country. My wife Jane runs the Domestic Violence Clinic at UCI’s Law School, and has seen first-hand what happens when we fail to pass legislation that protects our most vulnerable populations. We must do better.

Instead of trying to reduce the horrific toll of gun violence, Mimi Walters has cosponsored the Concealed Carry Reciprocity bill, which would actually override California’s own common-sense restrictions on who can carry weapons in public. I believe this bill is a threat to public safety.
— Dave Min

Electoral History

2018 (top two primary)

CA-45

Julia Peacock

Candidate for US House of Representatives, CA-42

Current officeholder: Ken Calvert

Next election: June 5, 2018


During the assault weapons ban that began in 1994, there was a dramatic decrease in the number of deaths in mass shootings. When Congress refused to renew the ban in 2004, the number of deaths dramatically increased, even though there were only 7 more incidents.

Even gun owners agree on an assault weapons ban. So do I. As a parent and public school teacher who routinely practices active shooter drills, I believe we have a moral obligation to cherish the lives of our children more than we cherish our right to bear arms.

Ban assault weapons; ban sales to those with serious mental illness; universal background checks; national gun registry database; standardized waiting periods; gun ownership insurance which includes annual safety training, physicals, and mental health screenings; a ban on sales to those on the no-fly or watch lists. These common-sense laws cross party lines and help to protect our children and our communities from the tragedy of mass shootings.
— Julia Peacock

Electoral History

2018 (top two primary)

CA-42

Buffy Wicks

Candidate for California Assembly, District 15

Current officeholder: OPEN

Next election: June 5, 2018


When is enough, enough? When does one more death of a mother, father, brother, sister, child, friend or neighbor at the hands of gun violence become enough to mobilize our law makers into action?

Let’s not allow the lives of those lost to become more forgotten names in yesterday’s headlines. We need comprehensive, common-sense gun safety legislation, and we need it right NOW. Thoughts and prayers aren’t enough anymore.
— Buffy Wicks

Electoral History

2018 (top two primary)

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