Where I stand

I stand with the victims of gun violence and will fight to honor the lives lost.

I support banning assault weapons.
I support banning gun sales to those on the no-fly list.
I support banning bump-fire stocks.
I support lifting CDC ban on research into gun violence.
I support mandatory universal background checks, including for guns sold on the internet, and transactions between private individuals. 

In addition, I support and propose yearly training and qualification for civilians
No Marine carries a weapon unless they are trained and qualified, repeatedly. We need to learn from the Corps. Train and qualify civilian gun owners once a year, through mandatory weapons safety courses and tactical range qualifications from certified organizations. The purchase and sale of ammunition and reload materials must require proof of that annual classroom training and range qualification. As a member of the Marine Corps “rod & gun club", I continue to own a firearm.

I oppose rolling back restrictions and fees on silencers. 
I oppose civilians having silencers. 
I oppose concealed carry reciprocity (HR38). 
I oppose the rollback of an Obama Administration directive allowing designated mental health providers to report names of mentally ill patients to the federal background check system.

Semper Fi, 
Col Doug Applegate

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