Safe Gun Use
Hannah believes in safe and responsible gun use. We need universal background checks and smart lock technology. Americans are roughly 20 times more likely to be murdered with a gun than people in other developed countries and women in the U.S. are 11 times more likely to be killed by a gun than women in other high-income countries. Additionally, eight youth are killed by guns every day in America.
This is preventable. The federal background check system is an effective mechanism that prevents people who do not need guns from accessing them. Closing these loopholes and requiring background checks at gun shows and online, will ensure that guns stay out of the hands of those prohibited by federal law.
Bringing a gun into a home with domestic violence increases the risk of homicide for women by five times. But-- those who are the abuser are still allowed to purchase guns. Extending current firearms prohibitions to abusive dating partners and those convicted of misdemeanor stalking, will also keep guns out of dangerous hands and improve the safety of women and families.