Gun Ownership

Has gun violence affected you and your community?  How serious a problem do you think gun violence is in Nebraska? In America? As a gun owner myself, these are questions you and I have to ask ourselves. I support and respect the 2nd Amendment. Common sense interpretation of the second amendment respects rights while protecting people. It protects gun ownership as well as those affected by gun violence.

Over 90% of gun owners in the U.S. support common-sense gun laws. I am an advocate for enforcing our current gun laws. Guns don't kill people, people kill people.

With your input;  I support criminal background checks on people, not guns. We need to close the loopholes that allow criminals and other dangerous people to easily buy guns without background checks.

I support better-developed policy and enforcing current laws that keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.

I support better policy and enforcing current laws that give law enforcement officials better tools for shutting down gun trafficking operations and prosecuting gun traffickers.

I support gun registration, training and licensing insurance, and a national database for ownership of semi-automatic firearms, with an off-premise "assault weapon library" storage facility, with check out accessibility.

I know that as your Senator my job is to represent you, not dictate to you. Gun lobbies, special interest groups, and other powerful organizations have influenced your current representatives, yet they haven't listened to you.  I want you to know I am listening.