While I understand and support the 2nd Amendment, assault rifles are a threat to the safety of citizens. They have been used time and time again for mass casualty shootings, and there are alternatives for hunting and self defense that do not offer as big of a threat to the safety and security of the public. I support open carry, as well as a ban on semi-automatic weapons. I believe that an emphasis must be placed on strong, strict, and no-exception background checks. 

I also believe we need demilitarization of the police, whose job it is to protect the citizens, not harm or oppress them.