South Bend Mayor and 2020 Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg promotes radical change in gun control in order to protect all Americans, particularly those who are targeted due to prejudice.
“… 90 percent of Americans and 80 percent of Republicans can believe in universal background checks, and it doesn’t happen – that means something in Washington is broken.” – Pete Buttigieg, WSBT studio – First In The Morning, 19 March 2019.
“We had an assault weapons ban in this country in the 90s, I would like to see more research on the effect it had.”– Pete Buttigieg, WSBT– First In The Morning, 19 March 2019.
“Somewhere between a slingshot and a nuclear weapon, we’ve decided that the American people would draw a line. Whether, for example, an AR-15 is on this side or that side of the line, I’m sceptical that it belongs in our neighbourhoods in peacetime, but let’s at least have a healthy national debate about what’s best for keeping our families, our homes and our schools safe.”– Pete Buttigieg, WSBT studio – First In The Morning, 19 March 2019.
“I’m just sick of getting the phone call about a teenager getting shot in my city,” – Pete Buttigieg, NBC News, 9 March 2019.
“Certainly, part of the power of the Parkland students’ movement had to do with their point that a generation of political leaders, you know, including me, that was in charge of this had not successfully kept them safe. And I think it’s helped people be more open to undertaking gun safety measures like universal background checks.” – Pete Buttigieg, NBC News, 9 March 2019.