Wayne Messam on Gun Control

FL Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrawn)


No guns for mentally ill, domestic abusers, watch lists

He proposes restrictions on firearm access. He does not propose taking away everyone's guns, but he does want to empower law enforcement officials to thoroughly ensure people suffering from mental illness, people on national security watch lists, and those with records of domestic abuse cannot access firearms in any way.
Source: Vox.com on 2020 Democratic primary , Jul 2, 2019

Sued state of Florida to allow municipal gun control

Messam has worked to enact local gun regulations in Miramar to make a 5,000-seat amphitheater in the city gun-free. He, along with 5 other mayors, sued Florida Gov. Rick Scott last year to eliminate a state law that penalizes local officials if they enact municipal gun regulations.
Source: Axios.com on 2020 Democratic primary , Apr 22, 2019

Reduce gun violence by 50%

"Did you know that in Florida that mayors cannot even discuss gun safety? The governor can remove us from office, fine us $5,000, and our city can be exposed to lawsuits by anyone who says that any measures that we take violate their rights. I decided to sue the state of Florida. I believe that cities should have a say whether we want to allow assault-style weapons in our parks. My goal is to reduce gun violence by 50 percent, and by the end of my administration to end it in total."
Source: WBUR FM (Boston) on 2020 Democratic primary , Apr 9, 2019

Opposed state law preventing discussion of gun control

Miramar joined ten other Florida cities to sue the state over 2011 law, which asserts that if a city does so much as call a meeting to discuss gun-control legislation, officials from that city face a $5,000 fee and could be removed from office by the governor. "We can't even propose or even enact public safety measures in our respective communities," Messam said. "We think it's punitive, we think it's an overreach, and there needs to be a change."
Source: Townhall.com on 2020 presidential hopefuls , Mar 28, 2019

Other candidates on Gun Control: Wayne Messam on other issues:
2020 Presidential Democratic Primary Candidates:
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

2020 GOP and Independent Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (Libertarian-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (Green-NY)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
CEO Howard Schultz (I-WA)
Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
V.C.Arvin Vohra (Libertarian-MD)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld (L-NY,R-MA)
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2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
State Rep.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

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