"As Americans, we are protected under the constitution to bear arms. I staunchly believe in that right. I have seen firsthand what can happen when people are unable to protect themselves or their families.
"Through the 10th amendment, individual states have the right to adopt regulations that are deemed appropriate by individual legislatures, but I believe that cannot compromise the fundamental right to bear arms in this country. The federal government must defend the constitution, not adjust it to suit political ideology.
"We must clearly separate 2nd amendment rights from protecting our citizens.
"The key to reducing violence lies not in legislation, but in strong communities that strengthen the family values, faith, education, and sports and arts programs to bring people together and not separate them.
"We need to communicate and educate. We must identify and treat mental health issues as they emerge, and above all, we must stop allowing this to be a political talking point. It’s not about laws; it’s about people."
Source: Candidate's Website 2019