April 23, 2020
Moms Demand Action, the country’s largest grassroots volunteer network working to end gun violence in America, has chosen Moe Davis as a Gun Sense Candidate of distinction. The recognition is a “signal to supporters, volunteers and voters that a candidate stands for gun violence prevention and will govern with gun safety in mind, if elected.”
“I appreciate Moms Demand Action recognizing me as a Gun Sense Candidate of distinction,’’ said Moe Davis, Democratic nominee for Congress in North Carolina’s 11th District. “I grew up hunting, spent a career in the military and I’m a multi-gun owner. The Republicans use propaganda to mislead and incite their base with their fake claim that ‘the Democrats will take away your guns!’ I am a Democrat and a gun owner. I’m not running to take away guns, but I do want to make it clear that ‘guns’ and ‘sense’ are not mutually exclusive terms. While the Republicans want to stoke rage by fanning a fake claim, I believe I stand with the majority of gun owners who are both rational and responsible.”
Moe Davis supports mandatory universal background checks and red flag laws. He also supports more stringent requirements to purchase military-style assault weapons, modeled on North Carolina concealed-carry permit requirements. Obtaining a permit requires submitting an applicatin and paying a fee, undergoing a background investigation that includes a mental health records check and completing a full-day gun safety course. The permit has to be renewed periodically and it can be revoked for good cause.
He also supports strict civil liability if a firearm that is not properly stored and secured is used in the commission of a crime.