2nd Amendment & Gun Safety

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We are blessed to live in a country where citizens have the right to purchase and use firearms for recreation and self-defense. With that right comes the responsibility to ensure that this blessing does not become a curse. Gun enthusiasts are valuable in their experience, wisdom, and insight to this crucial national conversation and I have appreciated their input in creating this platform. Responsible gun owners far outweigh irresponsible gun owners, and illegal guns are often more problematic than legal guns. Any discussion about how to ensure the safety of our friends and families should include responsible gun owners. I support restricting gun sales to the mentally ill, an immediate ban on the sale of bump stocks, and restrictions on assault rifle sales to those under 21. I believe that effective barriers to access guns irresponsibly is our best method for ensuring the protection of the Second Amendment for years to come.