Rob's Priorities

Gun Control

In recent years, gun violence has plagued our country: more people than ever before are dying due to gun violence, more than 45,000 in 2020, and nearly 80% of murders in the United States involve a gun. In the past decade, hundreds of mass shootings have occurred, killing and injuring thousands. And during the pandemic, gun violence only became worse. Republicans across the country are fighting to make it easier to get access to violent weapons with a stunning disregard for the safety of those who own guns and those around them. As your representative in Congress, I will fight to:

  • Increase the scope of background checks so that Americans are no longer able to buy guns from private sellers without any safety measures in place;
  • Re-enact the Federal Assault Weapons Ban;
  • Close loopholes in gun purchasing laws and expand the ability to take guns away from abusive dating partners, felons, and children;
  • Educate the public about suicides committed using guns, which account for roughly 60% of suicides and are fatal 90% of the time compared to only 3% for drug overdoses;
  • Ensure that guns are not put in schools near our children; and
  • Support Ethan’s Law and any legislation that ensures safe storage of weapons