From Travon Martin to the Pulse nightclub and the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida has long been at the center of the gun control debate. But while politicians talk, more lives are being senselessly lost to gunfire. Jeff will take on the NRA (National Rifle Association) to make sure that Floridians’ lives and safety come first.
The tragedy at Stoneman Douglas spurred Floridians—especially students—to demand action on gun safety. State lawmakers took a long-overdue first step by raising the age to purchase all guns from 18 to 21, raising the waiting period for purchases to three days, and outlawing the use of bump stocks. But Jeff Greene knows that more needs to be done to keep Florida’s schools and communities safe.
As governor, Jeff will work to enact common-sense gun safety solutions. That includes a ban on military-style assault rifles to keep them out of schools and off the streets. He also wants to ban high-capacity magazines and close the loophole that allows firearms to be purchased at gun shows without a background check.
Jeff believes we need to shine a spotlight on underserved communities, from Miami’s Liberty City to Tallahassee’s French Town, and everywhere in between, where gun violence is an everyday problem.
Jeff understands that we need to make sure people have opportunities to lead productive, fulfilling lives. And we need to make sure that they don’t get caught up in dangerous situations out of desperation. He will do more to bring high-paying jobs, strengthen our public schools and give people a chance to do well. That should keep them from turning to gangs or guns.