As a mother with children grown and out in the world—whether in college or just graduating—I worry about their safety. With recent events like the tragedies in Seattle and at Isla Vista, I find myself constantly worried that it could be my child, niece, or nephew who could be a victim of senseless gun violence.
We cannot afford to wait for another Fort Hood or Sandy Hook to enact sensible gun control legislation.
In Congress, I will fight for common sense solutions like universal background checks and making the sale of high-capacity ammunition clips illegal. I will work to improve our mental health care system and ensure that local law enforcement has the resources needed to prevent other tragedies from happening.