Betsy comes from a family and community of responsible gun owners and knows we must address gun violence as a community by bringing gun owners and non-gun owners together to determine common sense ways to reduce gun violence.

Betsy will work to:

  • Enact and expand universal background checks
  • Address gun violence as a public health issue, by fully funding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study gun violence in our communities
  • Prevent individuals who are mentally ill or have been convicted of violent crimes from purchasing guns and require individuals convicted of domestic violence to surrender their firearms
  • Limit large capacity magazines
  • Support “Red Flag” laws to empower family members and law enforcement to petition courts to temporarily limit a person’s access to guns if that person proves to be a danger to themselves or others

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