“Now is the time for action,” says Governor-elect Tim Walz after the mass shootings in California: “It is no secret that I am a firearms owner. I fully support people’s rights to own firearms, but I also recognize the capacity to do some common-sense things.”

Walz says data show that states with universal background checks have a lower incidence of mass shootings. Walz says he’s also very interested in allowing judges to issue protective orders restricting firearms when there’s danger in a home.