We will uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms and support the protection of such individual rights recognized in recent Supreme Court decisions (Heller & McDonald). We believe that universal background checks and banning bump stocks do not infringe on our 2nd Amendment protections.

Thorough background checks should help keep weapons out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill, but to be effective they require accurate information. Too often, authorities have missed obvious warning signs and dangerous individuals have obtained weapons. We must have better coordination between law enforcement and mental health professionals and a system of due process to remove guns from unfit owners.