Responsible gun owners have nothing to fear from reasonable regulations. My husband is a gun owner, and I know that most responsible Utah gun owners do not have a problem with reasonable requirements concerning registration, background checks and training for gun owners. The NRA serves a group of rich gun manufacturers attempting to fleece millions of Americans into thinking their rights are under attack. I expect to receive an NRA rating of “?” or worse. But don’t let this special interest group fool you. I don’t want to take law abiding citizens’ guns away, I just want to make sure the people who have them are safe. Period.
One of the reasons I am running is because of the status quo. We need change and it needs to start now. We need gun reform ASAP. If I am elected I am going to fight for it. We need to keep guns out of the hands of children and those who are not fit to be in possession of one.
The Constitutional right to bear arms is compatible with sensible gun control. Supporting sensible reform will protect lives and allow for safe use of guns for recreational purposes. I plan to write a bill to prohibit the sales of automatic rapid fire assault rifles and the high-capacity magazine ammunition they use.
The NRA reached out to me for my feelings on gun ownership. I believe in federal background checks. reasonable wait times, age limits, a ban on gun stocks, and Assault Rifles. Unfortunately, the NRA does not represent its members. I am not interested in any endorsements from this group.