Common Sense Gun Laws
My family and I enjoy the privilege of gun ownership, so I support and practice the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms. But, as a college professor, I have been trained annually in “Active Shooter Drills”. I have fielded dozens of panicked calls from loved ones (mostly my dad) once they heard of a college shooting in my area. I have once been on a conference call with a woman when she was instructed to “shelter in place” due to an active shooter. Yes, I support the second amendment, but I also understand that we must apply common sense in all areas of legislation. I support expanded universal background checks, firearm registration, and Red Flag laws. I will work toward making “Active Shooter Drills” in our schools and workplaces a tragic footnote in our nation’s history. I will work to ensure that “shelter in place” is a foreign concept for my young sons.