ADDRESSING GUN VIOLENCE
Betsy comes from a family and community of responsible gun owners, and has deep respect for individual rights to own guns under the 2nd Amendment. She strongly believes we have to address gun violence as a community by bringing gun owners and non-gun owners to the discussion to determine common sense ways to reduce violence.
Betsy will work to:
- Enforce universal background checks, including private sales
- Address gun violence as a public health issue by allowing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study gun violence in our communities
- Prevent individuals convicted of violent crimes or domestic violence, or who are mentally ill from purchasing guns
- Ensure accessible, high quality, culturally competent and widely accessed mental health treatment by stabilizing the ACA and maintaining Essential Health Benefits