Supporting the Second Amendment and Common Sense Reform

I believe that we can support the Second Amendment while also preventing guns from getting into the hands of criminals and those with dangerous mental conditions. In the Assembly, I stood up to my own party and voted against the SAFE Act because it was a bad law. At the same time, I stand with more than 90% of Americans in my support for improving the badly broken gun background check system that currently allows dangerous individuals to get their hands on guns. We must demand universal gun background checks across the country, just like we have here in New York. We must invest more in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to ensure those who are violently mentally ill, domestic abusers and people on the 'Do Not Fly List'  aren't falling through the cracks and can’t get their hands on guns from the start. That system is now facing crippling cuts; I will work to undo them and preserve our public safety firewall. I agree with the Trump Administration's plan to tackle bump stocks and make sure action follows words. I will never accept a dime of campaign contributions from the NRA to ensure that special interests never control me.

These are issues that set me apart from my opponent, and I’ll be proud to work on them in Congress.