Jamie McLeod-Skinner (OR-02) Issue Statement

Jamie supports the second amendment of the Constitution and recognizes that a large percentage of CD-2 citizens own guns for hunting, recreational shooting, and for their own safety. She supports gun ownership for these uses and purposes. Jamie is appalled at the increase in shooting deaths in the US, particularly in schools, and calls on Congress to immediately establish basic federal standards for gun safety. Jamie supports a sufficient waiting period before gun sales can be finalized; background checks for all guns sold in stores, at gun shows and online to be sure purchasers are legally eligible to buy guns. Jamie believes that the civilian use of military style assault weapons should be seriously constrained, and bump stocks, like the one used to kill 58 people in Las Vegas, should be eliminated or at least limited to safe settings such as firing ranges.