I keep hearing that "now is not the time to discuss gun laws." But I refuse to accept that. To fail to act to protect the further loss of life today would be to allow another tragedy of this type tomorrow.
I struggled with whether I should mention this issue, as the Comptroller's office has almost nothing to do with gun laws. But my heart is too heavy to stay silent. I will not be writing legislation as Comptroller, but what I can promise is that I will use my platform to speak up for enforceable, common sense legislation that does not infringe on the Second Amendment, but protects innocent lives.
I hope you will stand with me.
Yours in service to Erie County,