LD 20

(D) Dan Anderson - F

no survey response given

 (R) Charles Loftus- C

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

Enforce the gun laws, I spent 36 years as a cop, they are not enforced well in AZ

What have you done to prevent Gun Violence?

36 years as police officer and investigator in AZ.

More info: www.loftus4az.com

(D) Christopher "Chris" Gilfillan - A

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

I am in favor of common-sense gun reform, like trigger locks, gun safes and responsible gun ownership programs. I also think we can do a lot more on the school counselor side of the equation in our schools.

What have you done to prevent Gun Violence?

No Response

More info: www.ChrisForAZ.com

(R) Anthony Kern - F

no survey response given

(D) Douglas Ervin - A

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

I propose having universal background checks, which has proven to save lives. Also, we need to implement the constitutional and common sense reform of allowing only highly trained individuals to access military style and high-capacity weapons, which will protect our children, community, and public service officers. My education funding plan includes additional revenue for increasing the number of counselors (both school and community mental health), which will help our students navigate the emotional journey of growing up, create a better atmosphere for learning, reduce suicides and address domestic violence. Also, I am in favor of red flag laws to allow family and community members to help people who are a danger to themselves or others.

What have you done to prevent Gun Violence?

As a Moms Demand Action Guns Sense Candidate, I have communicated directly with lawmakers to urgent implementation of sensible reforms. I have also attended multiple rallies including March For Our Lives, donated financially to organizations and spoken to the community members about the importance of addressing the gun violence issue.

More info: www.ErvinForAZ.com

(R) Shawnna Bowlick - F

no survey response given

(D) Hazel Chandler - A

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

Preventing Crime must include a move away from warehousing criminals in ineffective criminal and drug rehabilitation programs. In addition we must focus on preventing substance abuse through a comprehensive approach of accessible, quality mental health screening and care, access to basic healthcare, community support for families, and a continually improving educational system. Research has shown issues of early childhood trauma, gender inequality, domestic, sexual abuse as well as impacts of poverty, race, sexual orientation and cultural history has dramatic effects on the developing child and the future adult. Mentoring and support systems though healthcare and education can go a long way in creating a safe community.

What have you done to prevent Gun Violence?

I have been designed as a Mom's Demand Action on Gun. I have spoken out for many years regarding gun violence. As a Regional Director for First Things First I conducted workshops on early childhood early brain development and the impacts of early childhood trauma on children's life trajectory. We must first have more common sense gun laws, but we must also address the issues of our culture of violence. I have found that children that experience violence in their early childhood are more apt to be violent adults. We need to support families to deal with anger, frustration as well as provide counseling and trauma care for our young children.

More info:www.hazelforazhouse.com

(R) Paul Boyer - F

no survey response given

(D) Matthew Marquez - A

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

There are so many facets to gun violence. It is more then just putting more measures in place when purchasing a firearm. We need to also look at the state of our healthcare system and how it handles individuals with varying mental health issues. When our prisons are the primary care facilities for people with mental health issues that is a systemic issue that needs to be fixed. When private prisons have bed quotas there is no incentive to get people the help they truly need and thus begins a cycle that is almost impossible to break out of.

Even if the state of our mental health system becomes what it needs to be it still might not be enough if we are not able to fix the fact that healthcare is unaccessible and unaffordable for a lot of families and individuals.

Some of my immediate solutions that I would like to see is classifying assualt rifles as a class 3 firearm, we need to get rid of drum magazines and pump stocks. I believe that we should bring back the concealed weapons permit and also ensure that people who are purchasing a weapon get a basic crash course about the laws, rules and policies when owning a firearm. I also think that if you're a foster parent or have a child in the house you should be required to have either a safe or some type of locking mechanism for your weapon

What have you done to prevent Gun Violence?

 

More info: marquezforaz.com