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Stop Gun Violence

Gun violence is an epidemic that we must stop, as it claims nearly 40,000 lives every year. We need big bold progressive solutions for this, not half measures. At the end of the day, it's about saving lives.

In Congress, I will continue to fight to:


  • Establish a universal background checks system

  • Create national licensing and gun registry

  • Ban assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines

  • Establish a mandatory gun buyback program for assault-style weapons, a voluntary buyback program for other firearms, and limit persons to one firearm purchase per month

  • Establish a national director of gun violence prevention who would report directly to the White House

  • Raise the minimum age to purchase guns from 18 to 21

  • Establish a new multi-step gun licensing system that includes in-person interviews and a 10-day wait before gun purchases are approved, with licenses to be renewed annually

  • Establish a Peace Corps-style program that pays young people to work on gun violence prevention for a year in communities and in nonprofit groups around the country