In an interview with Talk Business today, U.S. Representative French Hill - who has received more money from the NRA than any other member of the U.S. House of Representatives - said that tragedies involving gun violence should be blamed on the background check system and mental health loopholes. I contend the blame falls upon Hill and other NRA-funded lawmakers.
Hill told Talk Business: “These are tough things and my attitude about it is we’ve been let down by our background check system this year."
I would argue that we’ve been let down by congressmen who are so beholden to the NRA that they have ceased to care about our children’s safety.
Hill and other NRA-funded lawmakers want to point fingers at the FBI.
“We protect our government buildings, we protect our airports. Why can we not come together and find a way to adequately protect our kids at school? This should be fundamental,” Hill told Talk Business.
If Hill truly cared about the safety of our students, he would pursue the many avenues available to him - and other congressmen - where potential legislation is concerned.
According to The New York Times, Hill has received more financial aid from the NRA than any other U.S. representative. How much?
Despite this generous infusion of cash, Hill told Talk Business that he isn’t more likely to support the NRA’s agenda.
I would argue that money not only talks, it now determines who will “represent” us in Congress. It now dictates legislation. And it does so at the expense of our children.
I am a public school teacher. I am a mother. I am a U.S. Air Force veteran.
I also am challenging Hill for his seat in Congress.
As a candidate, here is what I promise the constituents of the 2nd Congressional District:
- I will not accept so much as a penny from the NRA, unlike my opponent, U.S. Representative French Hill.
- I will work to end the default-proceed gun sale loophole. All background checks should be completed - and passed - before someone is allowed to possess a gun.
- I also will work to close the gun show loophole where sales by private-party sellers to individuals are concerned.
- I will work to close the “boyfriend loophole,” which allows an unmarried man to continue to own a firearm even if a woman has successfully sought and obtained a restraining order.
- Lastly, I support Senator Diane Feinstein’s Assault Weapon Ban of 2017, which would ban military-style assault weapons, as well as magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition.