Veronica Escobar on Gun Control



Hate speech stokes gun violence and mass shootings

Escobar has been a vocal critic of Trump's immigration rhetoric and policies sending asylum seekers back to Mexico, arguing that they have stoked the kind of hate that led to last year's shooting in El Paso, in which 22 people died. She invoked the same argument in her rebuttal [to Trump's State of the Union speech], calling for legislation to ameliorate the gun violence epidemic and reiterated that the El Paso shooter used the "same hateful words" that Trump uses when referring to immigrants.
Source: Vox.com on Democratic rebuttal to 2020 State of the Union , Feb 4, 2020

Support gun-control, according to PVS survey.

Escobar supports the PVS survey question on gun control

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 18PVS-10 on Aug 1, 2018

Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer.

Escobar voted YEA the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

H.R.8: To require a background check for every firearm sale. This Act may be cited as the "Background Check Expansion Act".