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N Carolina mass shooting victim calls for gun legislation

August 6, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A survivor of a North Carolina mass shooting and Democratic state politicians are urging action on stalled gun-control legislation.

Shooting survivor Drew Pescaro lamented Tuesday that the April 30 attack at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte didn’t prompt the Republican-run General Assembly to act.

Pescaro said two Democrat-sponsored bills long stalled in committees might have prevented a gunman from killing two and wounding four in his Charlotte classroom. He raised his shirt to show bullet holes in his abdomen and back.

Democrats want to force action on legislation allowing family or police to get a court order removing firearms if someone is judged a danger to themselves or others. Another measure would prohibit assault-style weapons for anyone under 21, ban high-capacity bullet magazines and require firearm liability insurance.

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