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Julian Castro on Gun Control

 

 


Sensible gun laws, and address mental health issues

I have been a strong supporter of commonsense gun reform. We need to make background checks universal. There's no reason that somebody who has committed domestic violence should ever get their hands on a gun. We also need to limit the capacity of magazines.

I also support looking at this issue of gun violence more broadly. We need to invest in mental health as part of health care. It's about things like mental health that touch on what leads people to use guns in a bad way.

Source: CNN Town Hall: 2020 presidential hopefuls , Apr 11, 2019

Supports background checks at gun shows & assault weapon ban

Castro wants to ensure that background checks and waiting periods are enforced at gun shows. He supported Sen. Dianne Feinstein's, D-Calif., push for an "assault weapons ban." The bill sought to regulate the ownership of semiautomatic weapons, which include any weapon that only requires the release of its trigger to reload. It also targeted weapons with detachable magazine and certain grips.
Source: Townhall.com: "The 2020 Democrats" (presidential hopefuls) , Feb 4, 2019

Ban assault weapons

Source: PBS News hour on 2020 Presidential hopefuls , Jan 12, 2019

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