THE ISSUES GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION
I SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT WILL:
- Create a public education campaign through the Department of Public Safety to raise awareness around safe gun storage and suicide prevention.
- Work to create lethal violence protective orders that would allow courts to temporarily prohibit firearm possession for people at high risk of harming themselves or others.
- Support a comprehensive universal background check including: military crime data, terrorist watch lists, people charged with domestic and intimate partner violence, and people with a history of violent mental illness.
- Bring together community resources and create prevention teams (with access to the background check database information) including school counselors, mental health professionals, police, courts and family violence professionals who commit to sharing resources to identify individual instances of escalating violence and individuals at risk.