Making Communities Safe from Gun Violence
“I’m proud to endorse Jason, because he’s the steadfast leader that the folks of Colorado’s 6th district deserve. He’ll bring the grit and determination that saw him through his military service with him to Washington, so you know he’ll never shy away from a tough fight. I know he has the courage and integrity to stand up to special interests, like the gun lobby, and will always use Colorado values as his guide.”
— Congresswoman Gabby Giffords
Each year, 39,000 Americans die from gun violence. It is an issue that my community knows all too well. Coloradans know that we do not have to choose between Second Amendment protections and safer communities. As a hunter and former Army Ranger, Jason knows that there are many responsible gun owners in Colorado, but also knows what guns are capable of and that common-sense reforms are needed to reduce gun violence.
Jason has pledged not only that he will not take any corporate PAC money, but he will never take a dime from the gun lobby. Jason’s priority in Congress will be to work towards solutions to end gun violence and put our children, families, and communities first.
Simple, common-sense laws that are supported by a huge majority of Americans can help make our communities, schools, and homes safer from gun violence. Background checks have prevented over 3 million gun sales to felons, domestic abusers, and dangerously mentally ill individuals. But, loopholes still allow up to 40% of gun sales to go unchecked. Coloradans support closing these types of loopholes.
In Congress, Jason is fighting to:
- Expand background checks for gun purchases and close the gun show loophole for private-party gun purchases, cosponsoring the Bipartisan Background Checks Act
- Prevent gun sales to suspected terrorists (the so-called ‘no fly no buy’ law), domestic abusers and stalkers, dangerously mentally ill people, and those convicted of a hate crime, cosponsoring the Disarm Hate Act
- Rescind the Dickey Amendment which prevents the federal government from researching gun violence
- Restrict the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines and certain types of devices, such as ‘bumpstocks’ which allow a gun to be modified into an automatic weapon
- Close the loophole that allows residents of other states to purchase shotguns and rifles by introducing the “Colorado Loophole Act” that extends the law prohibiting the sale of handguns to residents from other states to long guns
- Ban military-style assault weapons and accessories, cosponsoring the Assault Weapons Ban