Treat gun violence against children as an emergency
Americans have no way of knowing the consequences, several years from now, of generations of young children going to school every day praying that they will not be shot. Gun violence is the largest cause of death among America's children.
This situation is an emergency, and a President Williamson will treat it as such.
Source: 2024 Presidential campaign website Marianne2024.com
, Jun 6, 2023
In favor of a gun licensing program
Williamson on Weapon Registry: In favor of a gun licensing program.
TWO CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Peter Buttigieg; Andrew Yang.
Several 2020 Democrats have endorsed a federal licensing program for gun owners and purchasers.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg calls for establishing "a nationwide gun licensing system." Marianne Williamson calls for gun licenses to "involve more complete coursework, training, and requirements--including age restrictions and periodic renewal."
Source: Politico "2020Dems on the Issues"
, Jul 17, 2019
I am not for messing with the Bill of Rights
Q: In an ideal world, would anyone own handguns?
A: "I am not for messing with the Bill of Rights."
Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com)
, Jun 18, 2019
Don't mess with the Bill of Rights
Democrats have largely converged on a moderate, consensus view of gun control; we wanted to get at a deeper question of values--so we asked "In an ideal world, would anyone own handguns?" Some answers:
Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend IN.: "I
respect the desire of people to have a means of self-defense."
Andrew Yang, Former tech executive: "Talking about a future where no one owns a handgun is, frankly, not going to match up with reality."
Marianne Williamson, Self-help author: "I am
not for messing with the Bill of Rights."
Eric Swalwell, Congressman from CA: "I have no problem with people owning handguns."
John Delaney, Former congressman from MD: "We don't live in an ideal world. We live in a country where we have the
Second Amendment, which I support."
Tim Ryan, Congressman from OH: "I believe that law-abiding citizens do have the right to protect themselves."
Tulsi Gabbard, Congresswoman from Hawaii: "I support our Second Amendment rights."
Gun laws are driven by profits of gun manufacturers
In terms of guns, I certainly understand that it's a Second Amendment right. And we know that our gun policies in the United States are not driven by Second Amendment. That's just an illusion. We don't have commonsense gun safety legislation because,
God forbid, it should cut into the short-term profits of gun manufacturers. That is immoral. The majority of the American people want universal background checks. The majority of the American people want to outlaw bump stocks. The majority of the
American people want to get these military assault rifles out of the hands of the average citizen.
And until the American people realize that we need to get rid of the nefarious influence of money on our political system, if you want commonsense
gun safety legislation, you're going to not only have to vote for a president who stands for that, you're going to have to vote for congresspeople who stand for that and senators who stand for that. This issue is in your hands, not just mine.
Our right to bear arms does not come without rules. As president I would support:
Eliminating the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons
Banning bump stocks and high capacity magazines
Strict control of gun use among children and
access to guns among children
Required universal background checks, including at gun shows
Mandatory waiting periods for all gun dealers, including gun shows and sporting retailers
Reinstatement of Obama-era restrictions on the ability of the
mentally ill to purchase a gun
Child safety locks on all guns
Passage of Extreme Risk Protection Order Laws nationwide.
Removing current limits on the CDC's ability to track and record gun ownership numbers in America (vital information which
helps in researching the overwhelming amount of gun deaths and underlying causes)
Gun licenses should involve more complete coursework, training, and requirements--including age restrictions and periodic renewal.