WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Christian Heyne at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence was happy to see the gun debate brought to the national stage. His mother was killed by gun violence. Now, he spends his days working to get what he calls commonsense gun reforms on the ballot.
"To have someone like Hillary Clinton out there really fighting and saying the things we’ve been saying for so long, that we know what the commonsense measures are, that we know how to fix this problem, and we know how to do so while respecting the second amendment," Heyne said.
This election day, voters in several states will see initiatives like universal background checks, on the ballot. Heyne said a Trump presidency could backtrack the progress advocates have made.
"I think it's pretty clear between the two candidates who's fighting to put an end to this epidemic and to save lives versus someone who is really capitalizing on fear," he added.
While the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has strong views, they’re not endorsing a candidate. At the National Rifle Association Headquarters in Virginia, they’re standing behind Donald Trump someone who they save believes in their values.
"Trump is a strong second amendment supporter. Trump will stand up fro the second amendment and will appoint justices who believe in that right," Amy Hunter, spokeswoman at the National Rifle Association said.
Hunter said Clinton presidency would put the Second Amendment at stake.
“She says she supports the Second Amendment because she’s paying lip service to the voters. She’s lying about it. It’s typical with Hillary Clinton to say what she think we get her elected, and then to have position that don’t back up that statement whatsoever," she added.
As the days until the election continue to wind down, the future of guns in America remains uncertain. But could change drastically depending which one of these candidates makes it to the White House.