Reclaiming our safety in public spaces.
With guns involved in 36,000 deaths and 100,000 injuries per year, our Congress has abdicated its responsibility to keep the people of the United States safe. The uptick in gun-related suicide, domestic violence, and mass shootings have propelled this crisis into a threat to our national security.
We’re no longer safe in our public spaces, in our places of worship, or in our schools. And it’s all because we’ve decided that unlimited access to military-grade weaponry has an appropriate place in our society. The national debate seems stalled at whether or not we should implement the bare minimum of having slightly better background checks. What value is there in caring so much about the specific names of rifles when the person running from gunfire can’t tell the difference?
So far in 2019, the country is averaging about one mass shooting per day, and they’re happening in our backyard. Three days before the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting on July 28 that left four people dead, a man killed another four right here in the San Fernando Valley. Statewide gun laws can only do so much if someone can easily transport arms from a bordering state.
Brian will work towards comprehensive federal gun control laws and to reinstate the assault weapons ban. Even former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia acknowledged that any right to bear arms can be subjected to regulation, if not outright banning, of what he described as “dangerous and unusual weapons.” At the very least, the right to bear arms should never supersede your right not to get shot.