LD 18

(D) Jennifer Jermaine - A

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

Funding at the state level to study the root cause of this epidemic, increased funding for mental health services, universal background checks and waiting period on all gun sales.

What have you done to prevent Gun Violence?

I have advocated at our Legislature with Arizonans for Gun Safety and Mom's Demand Action.

More info: www.jermaine4house.com

(R) Don Hawker - F

no survey response given

(D) Ladawn Stuben - B

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

We have to require background checks for all gun sales, including private sales. We need more counselors and psychologists on staff in every school. Bump stocks should definitely be banned. However, I do not believe a person's private psychiatric medical history should be available in public records. Mental illness is a medical issue, and shouldn't be equated with domestic violence or felonies. Thanks for the hard work you all are doing!

What have you done to prevent Gun Violence?

No Response Given

More info: http://www.ladawnstuben.com/

(R) Farhana Shifa- F

no survey response given

(D) Sean Bowie - A

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

Closing the gun show loophole and universal background checks. More funding for school counselors would be great as well.

What have you done to prevent Gun Violence?

Supported efforts to address the policy proposals in the question above.

More info: seanbowieforaz.com

(R) Frank Schmuck - F

no survey response given

(D) Mitzi Epstein - A

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

In short: Background checks and school counselors.
Background checks need to be required by law on every gun sale. The list of prohibited purchasers must be maintained with utmost respect for due process and Americans' right to bear arms.
To stop gun violence, we need to work on stopping violence. School counselors, psychologists, and social workers can help all students to learn skills - actual skills - in coping, empathy, mental toughness and emotional intelligence. We need enough such professionals to help every child learn these skills for success.
 

What have you done to prevent Gun Violence?

As State Representative, I have been on the forefront speaking up for firearm safety. I sponsored an amendment to the budget bill to add school counselors to reach the recommended 250:1 students to counselors ratio. I frequently speak up for SEL- social emotional learning - in schools.

I established a stakeholder group called, Neighbors Council. One of the issues we are tackling is means restriction in suicide prevention. We are considering a point of sale flyer that spreads awareness about safe firearm storage. We are very interested in developing better laws about orders of protection.

I have participated in press conferences visibly and publicly calling for reforms. On my website I established a survey that both provides research information about background checks and asks people to leave their comments. I post information about gun violence prevention and ask for comments from time to time on my social media pages. We need two-way communication to find common ground and alleviate people's fears about sensible reforms. At the same time, we need to listen to many perspectives to be sure that the reforms we develop provide due process and do respect people's rights.

I have participated in many events to raise awareness about gun violence prevention, including events sponsored by Moms Demand Action, and a long list of Arizona groups. I was one of only 4 legislative candidates that Moms Demand Action endorsed in 2016.

More info: www.ME4AZ.com

(R) Greg Patterson - F

no survey response given

(R) Jill Norgaard - F

no survey response given