Joshua Cole (VA-HD28), Cole and Milde discuss gun control, health care and college affordability at UMW-hosted House of Delegates debate

Cole supports universal background checks and red flag laws.

“If you pose a threat to your community or to your family, there can be a family member of yours who can call and say ‘hey, I have an inkling and I think something may be on the verge,’” Cole said. “What that means is that the police department or even mental health [workers] can come in and just evaluate the situation and determine if you pose a threat, and if you pose a threat, they will confiscate [guns] for a period and make sure you’re good.”
— Abigail Weber, The Blue and Gray Press