Universal Background Checks
We support universal background checks, to ensure that those who carry weapons are responsible and non-threating to the livelihood of others. This includes limiting the ability to buy weapons for those who are mentally ill or have records of domestic abuse. Friends of Intelligent Democracy supports H.R. 8, which was passed in February 2019, requiring universal background checks for all firearm sales. We hope that Majority Leader McConnell will allow this bill to come to the floor of the Senate in the upcoming months.
No Fly, No Buy
Terrorists and national security threats should not be able to purchase or posess a firearm, plain and simple. We support "No Fly, No Buy" legislation that prevents dangerous individuals from having access to firearms.
Assault Rifle Ban
Assault weapons were designed to shoot mass amounts of people in a fraction of the time and in the past years, mass shootings across the country have been carried out using AR-15s and other semi-automatic weapons.At Friends of Intelligent Democracy, we support a complete assault weapons ban, in order to protect children, marginalized groups and everyday Americans.
We support the use of guns for the purpose of hunting and we recognize the 2nd Amendment as an undeniable right given to the American people. All law abiding citizens should have access to their weapons provided that they are not a threat to the public.
Guns in Schools
As young people, we have grown up in an era of mass shootings and have been dismayed by the legislative inaction taken by state and federal governments. We currently live in a disappointing reality where children have to worry about staying safe rather than being able to focus on furthering their education and growing as leaders for their generation. Traumatic school shootings have impacted our lives so greatly, that not only do we support a complete weapons assault ban to mitigate the fatalities of these events, but we believe that guns have no place in schools whatsoever. Arming school security and teachers has proven to be ineffective in cases of mass shootings and disproportionately target minorities, leading to unsafe and unteachable environments. No student should feel scared in an environment that is supposed to help them thrive.