UNC Charlotte shooting victim calls for gun legislation

UNC Charlotte shooting victim calls for gun legislation

RALEIGH, N.C. — A survivor of the UNC Charlotte 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 UNCC didn't prompt the Republican-run General Assembly to act.

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

"I am never going to forget this because it is what I have to look at in the mirror every single day. I have a scar down my abdomen. I have a bullet hole right here, and I have a bullet hole an inch from my spine. The fact that I am even standing here right now is a miracle," Pescaro said.

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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