For Long Island.

Gun Violence

I know what assault weapons are capable of.

I was trained on the use of assault weapons over my 29 years in the U.S. Army Reserve and I used them in Iraq and Afghanistan. I know what they’re capable of. These weapons of war have no place on the streets of our neighborhoods or the hallways of our schools. It is long past time we enacted common-sense gun violence protection measures, like instituting universal background checks so violent criminals, domestic abusers, and those prohibited from owning guns for mental health reasons cannot take advantage of loopholes to harm others, stopping illegal gun trafficking, and making sure Extreme Risk Protection Orders (also known as red flag laws), already in place in New York and 16 other states, are there for the rest of the country.