Published by The Texas Tribune
The candidates share many of the same positions on reducing gun violence. They support instituting universal background checks and eliminating loopholes for gun purchases. They want to allow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct gun violence research and for Congress to fund those efforts.
Balter, Conole and Misso say the federal assault weapons ban should be reinstated. Misso noted that he supports universal licensing for gun purchases.
"You have to have a license to drive a car," he said. "You ought to have a license to purchase a firearm."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.