Andrew Gillum on Gun Control
Prohibit bump stocks and assault weapons
Gillum called for a series of gun-control measures after the Parkland massacre, including a ban on assault weapons, limiting the size of magazines, banning armor-piercing bullets and prohibiting guns to those with domestic violence felonies or
[Republican gubernatorial opponent Ron] DeSantis supports legislation to allow Floridians with concealed weapons permits to carry guns openly and on college campuses. Bills to allow both have failed in the GOP-controlled
Legislature in the last three years.
He has also criticized the gun control measures in the bill passed by lawmakers in response to the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The legislation banned rifle
sales to those under 21, prohibited bump stocks and placed a three-day waiting period on all gun sales. The National Rifle Association has given DeSantis an A- grade and Gillum an F.
Source: Orlando Sentinel on 2018 Florida gubernatorial race
, Aug 31, 2018
No right to guns for domestic abusers or mentally ill
Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Absolute right to gun ownership"?
A: Strongly Oppose--Andrew believes that those domestic abusers and those struggling with mental illness should not own guns.
Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Florida Governor candidate
, Jun 15, 2018
Favors strong gun laws
I know where I stand: against campus carry, for an assault weapons ban, and for closing gun show loopholes.
I've proudly stood up to the NRA and the gun lobby to make sure we protect Florida's families.
Source: 2018 Florida Gubernatorial website AndrewGillum.com
, Sep 1, 2017
Operation Safe Neighborhood: community crime watch
In response to spike in shootings, Mayor Gillum, in conjunction with the Tallahassee Police Department and community organizations, formulated and implemented Operation Safe Neighborhoods on June 2, 2015. This initiative called for an increase in
law enforcement visibility and capacity; strengthening strategic partnerships and community programs/opportunities; and enhancing community engagement and response, through the implementation of a community watch program called, Neighbors on the Block.
Source: Wikipedia summary for 2018 Florida Gubernatorial race
, Mar 11, 2017
Page last updated: Oct 10, 2018