A Responsible Approach to End Gun Violence

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

I stand with the victims of gun violence and will fight to prevent more losses.

I support banning assault weapons.

I support mandatory law enforcement training to conduct welfare checks to determine if someone has become mentally unstable and may be suicidal or threat to others.

I support public education on warning signs of someone planning to carry out an attack.

I support banning gun sales to those on the no-fly list, to violent felons, or those convicted of domestic violence.

I support banning bump-fire stocks and large capacity ammunition magazines.

I support lifting the 1997 the “Dickey Amendment” that bars the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention from studying firearm violence and how to prevent it.

I support mandatory universal background checks for all gun sales and coordination between all Federal and State agencies to share pertinent data.

I propose gun safety training and qualification for civilians through mandatory weapons safety courses and tactical range qualifications from certified organizations. The purchase and sale of ammunition and reload materials should also require proof of qualification. Research shows that don’t touch, tell an adult programs don’t work – 90% of the kids still pick up a gun and pull the trigger to see what happens. Therefore, I also support training and education of students on gun safety.

I oppose rolling back restrictions on silencers or machine guns.

I oppose concealed carry reciprocity unless there is a national certification program that includes “Shoot – Don’t Shoot” situational training.

I oppose the rollback of an Obama Administration directive allowing designated mental health and medical providers to report names of mentally ill patients to the federal background check system.

Mark Williams for Congress: Courage, Character and Common Sense