After lauding New Zealand’s government for taking gun control action in the days following last Friday’s deadly mosque shootings in Christchurch, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has shared a four-point plan of her own to address gun violence in the United States.
Sharing an article on Twitter on Thursday detailing how teachers in Indiana were left with painful welts and abrasions after being shot with plastic pellets during an active shooter training session, Ocasio-Cortez said that “instead of training children, teachers, houses of faith & concertgoers to prep for being shot,” the U.S. could try taking stronger action on gun control.
Ocasio-Cortez then laid out the four ways she believes the U.S. should address gun violence, saying, “we could just: pass Universal Background checks (#HR8!)…disarm domestic abusers…mandate safe storage” and “ban bump stocks, semiautos, & high cap mags designed to kill people.”
You know, instead of training children, teachers, houses of faith, & concertgoers to prep for being shot, we could just:
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 22, 2019