Gun Safety

Gun violence and mass shootings are the number one cause of death for children and teens. As someone who has lost a loved one to gun violence, and as a father who wants to keep his and all children safe, this is a particularly personal issue for Qasim. Qasim will work with activists and academics to pass immediate and meaningful legislation to end our country’s gun violence epidemic. Qasim will: 

  • Implement universal background checks and a seven day waiting period for all gun purchases.
  • Ban and create a buyback program for automatic firearms, military style semi-automatic firearms, 3D printed “ghost” guns, bump stocks, and high capacity magazines.
  • Close the Charleston loophole to prevent the sale of  firearms when a background check is not completed within three days.
  • Close the Boyfriend Loophole to keep guns away from domestic abusers.
  • Implement a seven day waiting period for all gun purchases.
  • Create a national Red Flag Law to limit access to firearms for those deemed to be a threat to themselves or others.
  • Hold gun owners responsible for crimes committed with their stolen or missing firearms if they don’t report them to law enforcement within 72 hours.
  • Build a nationwide framework for safe storage of firearms in the home when children are present.

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