Julie is a staunch and consistent proponent of strong and well-enforced gun safety laws. She is proud to have received an “F” rating from the NRA and has never voted in favor of any pro-firearm legislation.

In 2018, Julie sponsored the Lethal Violence Order of Protection Act to allow family members or a law enforcement officer to alert the courts that an individual poses a danger of personal injury to themselves or the public and has access to a firearm. When the US Supreme Court upheld Highland Park’s assault weapons ban in 2016, Julie filed the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act to support that decision.

She has also introduced legislation to ban trigger modification devices, bump stocks and assault weapons in response to the many tragic shootings in recent years.