No child should be afraid to go to school or walk through neighborhoods. No American should be afraid to go to work or their place of worship and no human being should be afraid to go to a shopping mall or baseball field, nightclub or movie theater, concert or college campus. A tragedy shouldn’t be followed by mere thoughts and prayers, it should be followed with comprehensive action toward ending gun violence.
We are not powerless in the fight. Allen believes that we can reduce gun violence while respecting the rights of responsible gun owners. Allen believes we should expand and strengthen background checks for those who want to purchase a firearm – because it shouldn’t be easier to get a gun than a driver’s license. Allen believes we should ensure that guns don’t fall into the hands of terrorists (whether they be domestic or foreign), domestic abusers, other violent criminals, or those who have shown signs of danger toward themselves or others.
Allen stands with the students, families, and organizers who are fighting to enact these commonsense policies to keep our communities safe.