U.S. Senate candidate Jane Raybould is calling for a ban on assault weapons and other “common sense measures” to reduce gun violence.
It is the focus of her first campaign ad:
She says several gun control proposals have bipartisan support.
“Common sense gun safety measures that will protect the Second Amendment right, but still offer safety measures, like closing loopholes on background checks,” Raybould tells Nebraska Radio Network.
Raybould takes aim the National Rifle Association and incumbent Senator Deb Fischer, who has received campaign contributions from the group.
“Many of our elected officials, certainly like my opponent, just continue to allow a special interest group, like the NRA, to hold our country hostage, rather than keeping our families and kids safe,” Raybould says, vowing not to accept any campaign contributions from the group.
She says she supports the Second Amendment, but believes some regulation is needed.
“Like President Trump, taking a stand, let’s ban bumpstocks and let’s raise the minimum age to 21 for young people to purchase a weapon,” Raybould says. “On closing background checks [loopholes] when you purchase a gun online or you purchase a weapon through some of the gun shows. These are common sense measures that can be easily implemented.”
AUDIO: Mike Loizzo reports [:44]