Championing gun violence prevention has been a top priority. My first resolution this Congress was to prohibit the use of federal funds to arm teachers. As the Deputy Whip on the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, I was tasked with rallying my colleagues around historic bipartisan legislation, the Background Checks Act, to implement universal background checks for all gun purchases.
I will continue to support reforms like assault weapon and ghost gun bans, safe storage; funding public health research on gun violence prevention; and expanding mental health resources to help those who may turn to violence or self-inflicted harm with a firearm.
As the wife of a police officer, I recognize that there are many law-abiding gun owners, and I do not intend to advocate for any removal of the right to legally bear arms.
The fight for these comprehensive reforms will be a long one, but I will always continue to advocate for policies that will protect our friends, neighbors, and children from gun violence.