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(D) Robert Meza - A

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

I will implement bills that mandate a wait period before gun purchasers can obtain a firearm, expand a universal background check, ban bump stocks and other accessories used to end human life at that capacity, and ensure domestic abusers cannot obtain a firearm.

What have you done to prevent Gun Violence?

I have supported bills in the State Senate aimed to address gun violence with many of the above subjects, such as a ban on bump stocks and improving background checks, earning myself an "F" rating from the NRA for the past 16 years.

More info: https://mezaforarizona.com/

(R) Gary Spears - F

no survey response given

 

(D) Raquel Teran - A

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

Require universal criminal background checks for people buying firearms.
Close the so-called "gun show" or "private sale" loophole by requiring a private person selling or transferring a firearm to go through a licensed firearm dealer.

Require a person on probation for a domestic-violence offense to hand all their firearms over to a law enforcement agency.
 

What have you done to prevent Gun Violence?

I have used my platform as a candidate call for gun reform, attended mobilization and demonstrations holding our elected officials accountable for not acting on gun reform, I continuously engage voters on the need for gun reform.

More info: www.raquelteran.com

(D) Bill Brotherton - A

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

Firearms are far too accessible in our country. This excess accessibility leads to people resorting to firearms use in times of conflict. This can happen whether or not a person suffers from a mental illness. We need to increase access to mental health treatment while reducing access to firearms. As a retired Superior Court judge, I can state with certainty that every constitutional right has limitations. The NRA and the firearms industry are pushing an agenda which claims there are no limitations on the 2nd Amendment. This is patently false.
The measures mentioned above are a good start on reasonable limits on firearms. Additionally, we should look at banning the sale of military style assault weapons as they are often the weapon of choice during mass shootings. Saying they are "fun to shoot" isn't sufficient to justify their sale to the public at large.

What have you done to prevent Gun Violence?

I was previously in the state legislature and voted against the gun lobby and firearms industry. I did this enough to cause the NRA to give me a "D" on their issues.

More info: brothertonforstatehouse.com

(D) Otoniel "Tony" Navarrete - F

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(D) Alejandro - A

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

I’d like to see an investment in mental health facilities along with a clear process, working even with other states, to put new gun owners through classes and training such as when someone attains their drivers license.

What have you done to prevent Gun Violence?

I have called on law abiding citizens to take a proactive approach and open up about finding common ground to address gun violence. It’s important that a gun lobby actually make the case for responsible gun control, to assure that law abiding citizens have their second amendment rights upheld, yet pave way for making it tougher for criminals and mentally unstable folks to get their hands on dangerous weapons.

More info: Alejandrolarios.com