In unison with millions of Americans, including young people in schools all over the country, Mike demands action in Congress to strengthen gun laws.

In Newtown and Las Vegas and Parkland and in far too many communities all across our country, grieving families are forced to face the future without their precious loved ones. It is unconscionable and infuriating that progress is not being made.


Mike is heartbroken and angry over the lack of progress on comprehensive gun control. In Newtown and Las Vegas and Parkland and in far too many communities all across our country, grieving families are forced to face the future without their precious loved ones. Their daughters and sons, mothers and fathers — are lost to gun violence and their country does nothing. It is unconscionable and infuriating that progress is not being made.

There is so much Congress can and must do to strengthen gun laws in this country. Mike supports renewing the assault weapons ban, expanding background checks and reimplementing the ban on large capacity magazines. Mike believes strongly that an assault weapon does not belong in the hands of civilians. No one can reasonably argue guns like these are necessary to hunt or protect one’s home. Mike has long called for bump stocks — used to increase the potency of a semi-automatic rifle — to be outlawed.

Mike was an active participant in the 2016 House sit-in to protest a lack of movement on gun control legislation. He continues to speak out, sharing his voice with the millions of Americans, including young people in schools all over the country, demanding action.

There are troubling loopholes that make it much too easy to purchase weapons at gun shows. They must be closed. Mike is also committed to enacting legislation that will prevent people on the Terrorist Watch List from flying on a plane. Persons the federal government believes too dangerous to board a plane should not be able to buy a gun.

Mike is also committed to keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. He would restore the Obama era regulation requiring the Social Security Administration to share information with the gun background check system about individuals with severe mental disabilities that have been confirmed by a medical professional. These individuals require a designated representative to manage their Social Security. This commonsense regulation would subject these individuals to additional scrutiny before they can purchase a gun.

Mike was an active participant in the 2016 House sit-in to protest a lack of movement on gun control legislation. He continues to speak out, sharing his voice with the millions of Americans, including young people in schools all over the country, demanding action.

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