Oregon students want common sense gun control before another shooting
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I am a second-year student at Oregon State University, and on February 27th, 2018, a former OSU student made violent threats on Twitter against the university. In light of the shooting in Florida barely two weeks ago, my peers, professors and I were terrified at the possibility of a repeat of the appalling shootings we've seen in the U.S. over the past months and years. I hope it doesn't take knowing a victim personally to show us that we must act.
I am asking for common sense gun legislation so that I can pursue my education without worrying about someone performing an attack on my campus, or at any institution in my state.
With Congress split along party lines, I am calling for leadership in the state of Oregon to recognize the gravity of this issue.
The Oregon legislature already passed a ban on sales to domestic violence offenders, but we need to prioritize further restrictions, especially on assault rifles, namely AR-15s. A list of policies I would like to see implemented are:
- 14-day waiting period
- No sales by private owners
- No sales at gun shows
- 10 rounds magazine limits
- No bump stocks
- No cranks
- Licenses for all arms
- Child lock requirements
- Minimum age at purchase at 21
- Assault rifle ban
I hope we don’t need to see any children or students die from another shooting here in Oregon, or anywhere else, before we decide that we can make changes to save lives. In the land of the free, I should be able to pursue my education without fearing senseless murder. Please sign and share this petition for the students and educators of Oregon.
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