Marching for Our Lives

One week ago, I marched with hundreds of thousands in DC. I’ve marched before, of course, but this time was different. The very real lives of our children and our grandchildren are at stake. We marched against the direct and distinct threat of the NRA.

If you want to know where I stand, let me tell you. This is not a complete list, but it’s a start.

  • I believe we should protect kids, not guns. 
  • I oppose arming teachers. That’s not safe, and teachers are already overburdened. 
  • I support background checks, tighter licensing requirements, and a ban on both assault weapons and bump stocks. 

I stand with everyone who wants to cut the NRA’s hold on politicians. This is why we have to get big money out of politics. As a candidate for Montgomery County Council District 1, I’m participating in the County’s new public financing system because I believe special interests should never control campaigns or politicians. You can trust that I will not be beholden to anyone but the voters. If more candidates chose this route, it would break the stranglehold of special interests and groups like the NRA.

I’m hopeful that change is coming. I’m hopeful that young people across the nation may be able to do what others have not: inspire politicians to reject the influence of the NRA in favor of laws that will control gun ownership and promote gun safety.

BlogReggie Oldak