We are proud to announce that Phil Dodds has been awarded the 2020 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction.
Phil will work to prevent gun violence by supporting common-sense measures.
Like immigration, the word “guns” brings up a lot of emotions among different people.
Our hyperbolic political discourse obscures an important truth - both "sides" see potential for and a need for common ground:
Most gun control groups, like Moms Demand Action, respect the right to keep and bear arms.
Most gun owners are concerned about both their right to bear arms AND would be in favor of reasonable approaches to reduce suicides, domestic violence, and mass shootings.
Our Constitution demands that we protect the right to own guns and to "promote the general welfare" of the United States.
There are no easy or simple answers, though we know they include better licensing, and closing the gun show loophole.
My first promise is to not make the problem worse, like Congressman Ted Yoho did when he sponsored a bill to deregulate noise suppressors (aka silencers). Imagine wanting silencers on our most powerful weapons. The loud report of a gun is a safety feature during an active shooter situation. By supporting this idea, Yoho was actively working to make it harder for Americans and law enforcement officers to protect themselves against mass murderers. This is legislation that is completely irresponsible and that I will oppose.
While we know that the answer is not to confiscate guns, we must do more to protect Americans from people who use guns to destroy lives and terrorize communities.
Common sense gun laws are overdue.