STEM shooting renews calls for solutions to gun violence

Posted at 7:18 PM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 21:23:43-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – The shooting at STEM Academy outside Denver renews calls for change to gun laws. “This is unacceptable,” said Activist, Amber Langsteiner. She is part of the group, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. The group rallied the day after the STEM school shooting, calling on lawmakers for “common sense” changes to gun laws. “We have to say, how do we get people to do the right thing; how do we get them to just make sure their children don’t have access to the weapons; how do we make sure that happens?”

There are others who think gun laws will not be effective. “Yesterday we had a 17 and 18 year old who had handguns which is illegal; they brought them into a school which is illegal; they shot people  which is very illegal; what are you going to do make those things illegal-er,” said Faster Colorado, Executive Director Laura Carno. Her organization trains teachers and staff in school district that allow them to carry weapons.

There are many opinions on ways to stop the gun violence. The one point of agreement is it “has to stop.”