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Released at: May 21, 2018
Contact: Claire Barnett

Texas State Legislative Candidates Join Together in Calling for Sensible Gun Legislation

 

 

May 21, 2018-  In the wake of the tragic shooting in Santa Fe, Texas on Friday, more than three dozen candidates for Texas State House and Senate have joined together to release a joint statement calling for sensible gun legislation to reduce gun violence and promote gun safety.

“We are gratified to have so many Texas state legislative candidates with the Moms Demand Action distinction participate in this statement,” said Claire Barnett and Alec Johnson, coordinators of the joint statement. “Our constituents are ready for concrete action to solve this devastating epidemic, and Texas is fortunate to have candidates across the entire state committed to pursuing sensible gun policy.”

Regarding the shooting at the Santa Fe, Texas High School, May 18, 2018.

A Joint Statement by Texas Candidates awarded the

Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction

Our hearts break for all those affected by the horrific shooting that took place at Santa Fe High School. Nothing we write will diminish the grief and anguish sweeping over this community. Nothing can remove the fear that students across the nation feel every day as they go to school. No words can reassure parents dropping their children off at school that they won't lose them in what was once regarded as a safe haven.

It's time for effective action and leadership, not more thoughts and prayers. Every one of us is proud to have been granted a Candidate Distinction from the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense organization. We mean to earn that today and every day by giving our full-throated support to their sensible proposals to end gun violence and promote gun safety, which include:

  1. Criminal background checks on all gun sales.
  2. Keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.
  3. Red Flag Laws.
  4. Prohibiting bump stocks.
  5. Funding gun violence prevention research.
  6. Stopping permitless carry.
  7. Keeping guns out of schools and off college campuses.
  8. Stopping gun trafficking and straw purchasing.
  9. Promoting responsible gun storage and ownership.

Texans are ready to make the changes necessary to protect our children and each other. We look forward to working with folks in our own communities who are willing to stand up and fight the epidemic of gun violence that plagues us all. There's a role for all of us to play, and we encourage those who are interested to visit www.momsdemandaction.org.  

Signed by:

Representative Eric Johnson, House District 100

Gwenn Burud, candidate for Senate District 9

Fran Watson, candidate for Senate District 17

Rita Lucido, candidate for Senate District 17

Steven Kling, candidate for Senate District 25

Lisa Seger, candidate for House District 3

Alec Johnson, candidate for House District 11

Mike Midler, candidate for House District 16

Michelle Ryan, candidate for House District 17

Rebecca Bell-Metereau, candidate for House District 45

Erin Zwiener, candidate for House District 45

Sheryl Cole, candidate for House District 46

Jose "Chito" Vela, candidate for House District 46

Elaina Fowler, candidate for House District 47

Vikki Goodwin, candidate for House District 47

Laura Haines, candidate for House District 63

Andrew Morris, candidate for House District 64

Mat Pruneda, candidate for House District 64

Michelle Beckley, candidate for House District 65

Sharon Hirsch, candidate for House District 66

Samuel Hatton, candidate for House District 71

Stephanie Phillips, candidate for House District 73

Armando Gamboa, candidate for House District 81

Nancy Bean, candidate for House District 93

Beth Llewellyn McLaughlin, candidate for House District 97

Mica J Ringo, candidate for House District 98

Ramona Thompson, candidate for House District 106

Terry Meza, candidate for House District 105

Joanna Cattanach, candidate for House District 108

Brandy K Chambers, candidate for House District 112

Julie Johnson, candidate for House District 115

Celina Montoya, candidate for House District 121

Claire Barnett, candidate for House District 122

Natali Hurtado, candidate for House District 126

Alex Karjeker, candidate for House District 129

Fred Infortunio, candidate for House District 130

Gina Calanni, candidate for House District 132

Marty Schexnayder, candidate for House District 133

Adam Milasincic, candidate for House District 138

Michael Shawn Kelly, candidate for House District 150

 

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