LD 6

(D) Bobby Tyler - A

Gun Violence cost AZ 1.9 Billion per year. What will you do to address this?

There is so much more that we can be doing to address the gun violence epidemic in America, and that is what it is, an epidemic. We must treat gun violence like a disease and find a cure to what ails this nation.

That would begin with common sense solutions that everyone can agree with, including universal background checks for every sale and increased funding for mental health programs. We also need to continue to work on passing legislation that has been previously proposed in Arizona, including banning bump stocks and closing the gun show loophole.

These are steps that we must take if we are going to raise our children in a nation where they do not live in fear.

What have you done to prevent Gun Violence?

I have spoken about preventing gun violence in the city where I am mayor, Holbrook, and I have advocated personally and professionally for measures that would limit gun violence in our communities.

More info: tylerforarizona.com

(R) Brenda Barton (inc) - F

no survey response

(D) Felicia French - A

Gun Violence cost AZ 1.9 Billion per year. What will you do to address this?

Require criminal background checks, waiting periods, and weapons training (whether you purchase a gun at a gun show or through a private owner)

Require clearance from a mental health professional to ensure that no one who is a potential danger to themselves or others can possess a gun

Require proof that gun owners can safely store their guns (so unauthorized users such as children cannot obtain access to weapons in gun owners' homes, and reduce the rates at which guns are being placed in the hands of dangerous people through theft)

Ban the sale of assault weapons, armor-piercing bullets, bump stocks, and magazine clips intended for mass casualties

Require de-escalation training for all law enforcement personnel as a part of their core and on-going training to help protect themselves as well as citizens in high-intensity situations (Use Salt Lake City Police Department as a model)

What have you done to prevent Gun Violence?

I have signed petitions that support measures for responsible gun ownership and safety. I have donated to Gifford's PAC and Mom's Demand Action (which has endorsed me). As a combat veteran, I saw first hand the physical and emotional damage that assault weapons can cause. I have been speaking out at every event and house party to explain this and why I am so passionate about responsible gun ownership and the banning of military style assault weapons and ammo magazines.

More info: www.feliciafrench.com

(R) Bob Thorpe - F

no survey response

(D) Wade Carlisle - A

Gun Violence cost AZ 1.9 Billion per year. What will you do to address this?

First we must ensure that our schools are providing proper counseling for our students, and that is going to begin with ensuring that our schools are properly funded in order to afford qualified and effective counselors.

More broadly, we must invest in mental health support in our communities and ensure that every firearm purchase entails a background check, no matter who is selling that firearm or where it is being sold. We need a stronger background check system that can screen for mental health issues that should be a barrier to firearms ownership.

There is nothing and should never be anything controversial about these stances.

What have you done to prevent Gun Violence?

I have publicly advocated for stronger mental health support at our schools and for our communities as well as advocating for a universal background check.

More info: carlisleforsenate.com

(R) Stuart McDaniel - F

no survey response

(R) Sylvia Allen (inc) - F

no survey response

(R) Walter Balckman - B

Gun Violence cost AZ 1.9 Billion per year. What will you do to address this?

It is not the weapon or the additional equipment, i.e., bump stops, that is the problem; it's the person behind the gun and a lack of education and community educational weapon awareness. Improved gun education efforts are vital and are needed. However, taking away a person's 2nd Amendment rights to keep and bear arms is not the answer, and something that I do not support.

What have you done to prevent Gun Violence?

Advocate for community educational weapon awareness programs

More info: blackman4az.com