Allen Ellison (FL-17) Issue Statement

No child should be afraid to go to school or walk through neighborhoods. No American should be afraid to go to work or their place of worship and no human being should be afraid to go to a shopping mall or baseball field, nightclub or movie theater, concert or college campus.

A tragedy shouldn’t followed by just thoughts and prayers, it should be follow with comprehensive action toward ending gun violence.

We are not powerless in the fight Allen believes that we can reduce gun violence while respecting the rights of responsible gun owners. Allen believes we should expand and strengthen background checks for those who want to purchase a firearm – because it shouldn’t be easier to get a gun than a driver’s license. Allen believes we should ensure that guns don’t fall into the hands of terrorists (whether they be domestic or foreign), domestic abusers, other violent criminals, or those who have shown signs of danger toward themselves or others.

Allen stands with the students, families, and organizers who are fighting to enact these commonsense policies to keep our communities safe.
— http://ellisonforcongress.com/portfolio/preventing-gun-violence/

Mike Johnston (CO-Sen) Issue Statement

As a state Senator, Mike Johnston took on the NRA twice, and won, helping pass legislation to implement universal background checks and ban high-capacity magazines in Colorado.

Mike’s priorities for addressing gun violence in the Senate include:

Implementing universal background checks and closing the gun show loophole.

Banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

Keeping guns out of the hands of those who have hurt or intend to hurt others, including domestic abusers, stalkers and those who commit hate crimes.

Passing a national Extreme Risk Protection Order law, so if there is reason to believe someone is a risk to themselves or others, their guns can be temporarily removed until they are no longer a risk.

Treating gun violence like the health crisis it is and funding research into how to address it.

Giving schools better resources to spot threats and provide interventions.

Making sure guns are stored safely in homes with children to prevent accidents and suicide.
— https://www.mikejohnstonforcolorado.com/policy/gun-safety/