It’s time for the state legislature to take strategic action to reduce gun violence and gun-related deaths in our community. High-capacity assault weapons and bump stocks serve no purpose other than to arm someone with the ability to kill high numbers of people in a short period of time. I value the rights of responsible gun owners to continue being able to purchase and maintain firearms intended for hunting and personal safety.   However, we must restrict the sale of certain types of firearms and improve the way we license and regulate gun ownership.