Preventing Gun Violence
The rise of gun violence in this county has been devastating. We must do everything in our power to end this senseless violence. No parent or child should fear for the safety of students attending school. People should not fear for their lives while in prayer with their religious community or attending a festival. We need leaders who will stand up to the powerful gun lobby.
I have stood up to powerful interest groups throughout my career, and I will stand up to the NRA and the gun lobby. We must ban assault rifles and get them off our streets.
I support Governor Newsom’s budget that includes $27 million for Gun Violence Prevention & Intervention Programs in California. I also support the expansion of the “red flag” law, which allows family members and law enforcement officers to seek a court order to remove all firearms from an individual deemed to pose a danger.
As State Senator, I look forward to working with my colleagues to address this critical issue – and ensure mental health services are part of the conversation.
As Santa Clara County Counsel, I worked to eliminate gun shows at the Fairgrounds. I will always be a vocal advocate to end gun violence.