NC Democrats call for action on gun legislation.

NC Democrats call for action on gun legislation.

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BILL: DEMOCRATS SAY NC LAWMAKERS
HAVE A CHOICE, THEY’RE EITHER
WITH THE GUN LOBBY OR WITH THE
VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE. AMONG THOSE CALLING FOR ACTION,
A SURVIVOR FROM LAST SPRING’S
SHOOTING ON THE CAMPUS OF
UNC-CHARLOTTE. DREW PESCARO SHOWS THE SCARS HE
SUFFERED DURING THE SHOOTING AT
HIS UNIVERSITY LAST APRIL, THAT
LEFT TWO STUDENTS DEAD AND FOUR
OTHERS WOUNDED.>>EFFECT THAT I AM EVEN
STANDING HERE RIGHT NOW IS A
MIRACLE. THE BULLET COULD HAVE HIT MY
SPINE AND I COULD BE IN A
WHEELCHAIR OR DEAD. BILL: SPEAKING AT A NEWS
CONFERENCE INSIDE THE
LEGISLATURE, PESCARO TOLD
LAWMAKERS THEY HAVE AN
OBLIGATION TO TAKE ACTION ON GUN
VIOLENCE. THERE ARE TWO BILLS SITTING IN
COMMITTE RIGHT NOW. HOUSE BILL 86 REQUIRES PERMITS
FOR ALL GUN PURCHASES, NOT JUST
PISTOLS. A MINIMUM AGE OF 21 TO PURCHASE
AN ASSAULT RIFLE. AND A BAN ON HIGH CAPACITY
MAGAZINES. THE OTHER IS HOUSE BILL 454,
KNOWN AS THE RED FLAG LAW.>>RED FLAG WARNING IS CAN TRY
TO KEEP GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF
PEOPLE WE KNOW HAVE THE
PROPENSITY FOR VIOLENCE. BILL: GOVERNOR COOPER URGES
ACTION ON BOTH BILLS, TWEETING
THE TIME FOR CONDOLENCES ALONE
HAS LONG PASSED, AND NOW IS THE
TIME FOR ACTION.>>THE TIME TO ACT ON
COMMONSENSE GUN LEGISLATION IS
NOW. BILL: GUILFORD COUNTY DEMOCRAT
PRICEY HARRISON SAYS THE NC
LEGISLATURE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN
ACTION AFTER THE MASS SHOOTING
AT SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
BACK IN 2012, BUT DIDN’T.>>INSTEAD WE HAVE SEEN
LEGISLATION THAT EXPANDS GUNS IN
BARS, RESTAURANTS, LITTLE LEAGUE
FIELDS, CAMPUSES. AND OTHER MEASURES THAT GO EVEN
MORE EXTREME. BILL: DEMOCRATS SAY GUN VIOLENCE
ISN’T A PARTISAN ISSUE, IT’S A
PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY.>>WE ARE HERE TODAY BECAUSE WE
HAVE FOR THE PLEAS OF THIS
NATION TO DO SOMETHING. THEY CRY OUT, DO SOMETHING. BILL: I REACHED OUT TO
REPUBLICANS FOR A RESPONSE TO
THE DEMOCRATS CALL FOR ACTION ON
GUN LEGISLATION, BUT SO FAR
HAVEN’T HEARD

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