The devastating impact of gun violence has been felt throughout our nation, even as close as Oxford High School and Michigan State University.
We can and must do better. Our children should be able to go to school without fear, but instead teachers and students must be prepared for the unthinkable. They deserve better. That’s why I will fight to ensure we have universal background checks including red flag laws and closing the gun show and boyfriend loopholes, and a ban on assault weapons.
We also need to help communities address the mental health crisis. Our police officers and public safety professionals are on the front lines and need resources to address the variety of mental health and drug abuse challenges they face on the job.