I am a supporter of the second amendment and I support the following common sense measures: universal background checks on all gun sales, including gun shows and private transfers, banning bump stocks and large capacity magazines, and banning the manufacture, sale, and transfer of ownership of assault weapons in New Mexico. I have publicly stated that I will not accept campaign donations from the NRA.
My job is not to shoot someone; my job is to educate. My job is to make sure that the students have what they need from me; it’s not to be a warden because schools are not prisons.”
Last week my son’s school was locked down twice due to threats of gun violence. Each threat turned out to be groundless. The fear created, though, was very real. Students walked out of classrooms only to be ordered back inside by police officers. Lunchtime the next day was spent sheltering in place. Friday, 800 students, including my son and most of my friends’ kids, stayed home. Robo-calls about threats, high alert, and greater police presence on campus played a key role in that decision. We agree that we can’t live like this, so where are the solutions?