Category Archives: Legislative Action

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson – Benicia Q&A on Gun Violence

Repost from email…  RSVP to http://bit.ly/2DuEtHx
[Editor: I became a Mike Thompson fan at this event.  Although Rep. Thompson focuses primarily on practical, achievable legislative goals like strengthening background checks, he spoke plainly, boldly asserting that military grade automatic and semi-automatic assault weapons “do not belong in the hands of citizens.”  (This view opposing assault weapons does not appear on Thompson’s website, nor in any press release I can find.  Was Mike unveiling a new position here in Benicia last Saturday?)  Thompson demonstrated a thorough grasp of the statistics and legislative procedural matters.  He is sponsoring a number of bills and supporting others, and was very much aware and supportive of the accelerating national opposition to NRA influence.  – RS]