LD 17

(D) Jennifer Pawlik - A

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

When elected, I am willing to sponsor or co-sponsor bills that address the need for comprehensive background checks, banning bump stocks, and providing additional counselors in our schools. I am willing to meet with stakeholders.

What have you done to prevent Gun Violence?

What I have done thus far is show up. I participated in the March for Our Lives Phoenix march at the capitol. I attended the elected officials forum in the East Valley and spoke in place of my elected officials who were not there. I attended the vigil at the capitol in remembrance of those who were killed at Stoneman Douglas High School.

More info: http://jenniferpawlik.nationbuilder.com/

(R) J.D. Mesnard - F

no survey response given

(D) Steve Weichert - A

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

Here’s my position on gun violence prevention in Arizona:

* I do not want to abolish the Second Amendment and my goal is not to take guns away from law-abiding, well-trained citizens who use them for hunting, recreation or protecting their families.
* I support new conditions for who may own high-capacity, semi-automatic assault rifles. Their use should be strictly limited to highly trained, specially licensed and vetted gun owners, and used only on private land or accredited gun ranges.
* I am steadfast in my belief that we need robust, universal background checks to keep these weapons out of the hands of people with a history of violence and/or mental illness.
* We must close any loophole that weakens the effectiveness of these background checks – including those related to gun shows and private sales (Gov. Ducey eliminated the latter in 2017).
* I believe that teachers must focus on educating our next generation of leaders, not guarding their classrooms with deadly force. We can find other, common sense solutions to improve security in our schools.
* I believe that we should have school counselors at a ratio of 250 students to 1 counselor or better. Gun violence prevention starts first by identifying those students who may exhibit behavioral tendencies to act out violently or be socially isolated by their peers.
* Our courts and law enforcement should be granted the means to remove guns from those who have been identified as posing an immediate threat of harm to themselves and others.
* Gun purchasers should be subjected to a "cooling off" period before assuming possession of a firearm.

Instead of playing the political game of pitting gun owners against gun safety advocates, let’s find ways to do what’s right in order to protect our children and our communities.

What have you done to prevent Gun Violence?

No Response

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

(R) Julie Willoughby - F

no survey response given

(R) Nora Ellen - F

no survey response given

 (R) Jeff Weninger- F

no survey response given