Preventing Gun Violence
As is the case for far too many Americans, gun violence is a personal issue for Candace. As a mother of two young boys, she does not want to fear sending her children to school. As a former school board trustee, Candace has enacted policies at the local level to make our schools safer. But the inaction on the federal level to enact policies that the majority of Texans and Americans agree on, like universal background checks, ending the gun show loophole, and getting weapons of war off our streets, is unacceptable.
Candace grew up in El Paso and often went to the Walmart where the recent mass shooting occurred. She had friends who were at the Walmart during the shooting, and while they fortunately were not harmed physically, the incident has taken a major toll mentally. We all live under the fear of a mass shooting happening any time we are in public and that must end.
In Congress, Candace will:
- Fight to end the gun show loophole and pass red flag laws, pass universal background checks, and an assault weapons ban
- Make our schools safer
- Stand up to the gun lobby to pass these meaningful and necessary reforms