On the other hand I support:— John Hickenlooper (@Hickenlooper) September 9, 2019
✅ Passing universal background checks and closing gun loopholes
✅ Combatting climate change
✅ Making health care affordable for all Coloradans and bringing down drug prices
And this is where we are. Congrats Matt - you received an A+ from the gun lobby today while guaranteeing more heartache for innocent Americans. Just to be clear - the intrusion of a bullet in an innocent child is moot because the intrusion of getting a gun license is too great? https://t.co/5jC8EB3jed— Eddie J. Mauro (@eddiejmauro) September 1, 2019
Yes - to licensing guns! Most members of the NRA even believe it is their Patriotic duty to end gun violence by willingly getting a license to own a gun and enjoy their second amendment right while improving gun safety in our communities!— Eddie J. Mauro (@eddiejmauro) September 1, 2019
Yes - to waiting periods to help reduce the number of suicides and spontaneous gun violence acts.— Eddie J. Mauro (@eddiejmauro) September 1, 2019
Yes - to reducing gun violence by 80% or more in the next 5 years. We can respect the 2nd Amendment and improve safety in our schools, churches, theaters and communities. Yes to life!— Eddie J. Mauro (@eddiejmauro) September 1, 2019
Mackler opened the topic of gun violence solutions by saying that while he was a strong advocate for the Second Amendment, the continued mass shootings were still “such a solvable problem,” citing measures like more extensive background checks.
An audience member asked Mackler why normal citizens need to have assault weapons.
“I don’t feel the need to have an assault weapon,” Mackler said. “As I said, I’m a gun owner, [and] I don’t have an AR-15, I don’t have an [AK-47], I don’t feel that need, so I couldn’t tell you why someone else has [that].”
Another audience member followed up on Mackler’s response, asking him if he would support an assault weapons ban.
“I understand your question, but I don’t have an answer for it,” Mackler responded. “As I sit here today, what I support is thorough background checks for any gun owner, close the gun show loophole… I support the red flag laws. As I stand here today, I don’t support necessarily that plan, but I believe this is a solvable problem, and if we had some research to back up one plan or another, I might change my opinion on that.”Read More
On gun safety, Conole said he supports the Second Amendment. However, he believes Congress must act to reduce gun violence. He wants universal background checks, loopholes for gun purchases closed, the repeal of the Dickey Amendment — which critics say prevents the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from researching gun violence — and the restoration of the assault weapons ban.
Conole trained with M4s, M16s and other weapons of war. He said military-style guns shouldn't be on the streets.