America has a gun violence problem. I support North Carolina’s desire to stay a strong 2nd Amendment state, though District 9 voters are divided. We have a right to own guns, but we don’t have a right to inflict violence. Our Government does not have the authority to remove the tools that Americans need to protect their lives, families and property. The police cannot be the only people in our society who can possess guns. Concerned voters should join me in not glorifying war as a means of resolving conflicts in a dangerously armed world. When young people are taught that permanent war is the new normal, or that medications will solve their social problems, we increase the risk of rage and anger. Send me to Washington to stop aggression.