Gun Safety - NJ7 Citizens for Change

NJ7 Congressional Candidates On Gun Safety

NJ Primaries are June 5! Mark your calendars and plan to vote! The following is a collection of public statements and voting records on gun safety by each of the major candidates for NJ's 7th Congressional District. Please refer to candidate websites and social media accounts for additional information and to interact with candidates.   Lindsay Brown Peter Jacob Goutam Jois Leonard Lance Tom Malinowski Has gun safety position on website No Yes No Hidden Yes Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate No Yes Yes No Yes Supported by NRA No No No Yes No Attended student-organized town-hall on gun safety Yes Yes Yes No Yes  
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On Gun Legislation, Congressman Lance Shoots From the Hip

Congressman Lance, let’s think big and bold on gun legislation. The “Fix NICS” legislation that you championed is like regrouting the dike while ignoring the breach. The STOP School Violence Act that you voted for is just a reauthorization of a Justice Department program focused on stopping school threats. No. “Big and bold” means calling for the only two changes that really matter. Universal background checks, and a ban on military style assault weapons.
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The Catastrophe of Guns in Schools

GUN CONTROL/EDUCATION:  The Catastrophe of Guns in Schools H.G. Wells once said, “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”  But I doubt that H.G. Wells could have conceived of the uniquely American catastrophe involving mass shootings in schools, and our response to them. 
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Improve Gun Safety and Reduce Gun Violence

“Now is Not the Time . . . .” I’m a scientist. Science is by far the best way the human species has discovered to understand the natural world, and our place within it.  So why am I not jumping with joy over Congressman Lance’s new-found respect for the scientific process, by calling for a lifting of the ban on federal research on gun violence?
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No More Thoughts and Prayers

No more thoughts and prayers. Another period of mourning for the victims of another horrific mass shooting, schoolchildren on the threshold of life.  
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