Western North Carolinians deserve to feel safe in their communities and to have their second amendment rights respected. In Congress, Bo will fight for common sense gun safety, without compromising our constitutional rights. Guns should be kept out of the hands of dangerous people without putting an undue burden on law-abiding gun owners. Bo will work to create digitized gun records that are easily searchable, tighten the gun show loophole, require vendors to keep inventories of weapons, propose “Red Flag” Laws that have consequences for “crying wolf,” and increase inspections of weapons while providing inspectors with badges.
Special interest groups like the NRA have controlled the narrative about gun ownership and gun rights for a long time. The NRA is the same group that was silent when Philando Castile was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop in St. Anthony, MN for following NRA guidelines when announcing a concealed carry, but called law enforcement officers “jack-booted government thugs” in regards to the standoff in Waco, Tx that left four officers dead. Observation of the second amendment should be applied equally, not only when it suits the interests of the NRA.