As Senator, Judy will influence the legislature to bring common sense to Missouri's gun safety laws with reforms such as universal background checks, enacting red flag laws, requiring conceal and carry permits, and “well regulated” weapons of war--the people-killing machines currently used in most mass shootings and flagrantly displayed to intimidate and threaten others.
Gun violence is a public health crisis and its root causes need to be addressed. Think of it this way ...Imagine if we discovered that a common household item had become the second-leading cause of death overall among US children. We would move heaven and earth to identify strategies to address the threat. That second leading cause is now firearms. To get to the bottom of this crisis, Judy will lead the way to fund research such as was done for lead poisoning, SIDS, polio, and more, as well as push for the much needed reforms that most Missourians support.