Gun Rights

     I believe in the Second Amendment. I recognize that the average gun owner is a law-abiding citizen. No one wants guns in the hands of those who would misuse them.  Speaking as a registered deadly weapon myself, I see no problems with background checks. Many Americans already receive similar background checks throughout the course of their employment or volunteerism. These equivalent background checks should be allowed to count for gun ownership. I believe in the establishment of an independent business to manage the background checks and additional services such as private gun vaulting for domestic issues. This would provide an extra layer of protection for gun owners. It would require meeting the evidential level of a warrant before data was exchanged outside of required reporting related to gross non-compliance

Gun Violence

     Studying gun violence is the key to refining laws so that they provide the least amount of governmental regulation with the most amount of effect. We can’t be afraid of what the data reveals. The goal is to avoid unnecessary or ineffective overregulation while still keeping weapons from those who would misuse them. I will not take food out of the mouths of those who use hunting as a way to make ends meet. 

"Get the Lead Out" Initiative

     Lead exposure is a healthcare risk, as are exposures to bismuth and antimony. However, these are the core elements in most bullets. I believe we should invest in the new polymer technologies being developed here in the United States so that bullets can eventually be heavy metal free. This reduces potential exposure to the mining and manufacturing employees, as well as consumers and the environment. Early data appears to suggest that polymer-based bullets have the potential to be cheaper and equally as effective as traditional projectiles.

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