Santa Fe High School Students Call for a ‘Very, Very Moderate’ Gun Reform Bill

Santa Fe High School Students Call for a ‘Very, Very Moderate’ Gun Reform Bill

Santa Fe High School senior Bree Butler, center, goes to embrace March for Our Lives member Madie Lake. In a CityCentre conference room far removed from the site of last week’s deadly shooting , Santa Fe High School students briefed the press on moderate school-safety measures as part of a reform bill proposed along with March For Our Lives Houston and undisclosed state representatives. “We’ll be introducing it,” Marcel McClinton of MLH told the crowd. “But we don’t want to mention who we’re working with.” What they divulged of the bill: It will propose “locker laws” to require firearms be secured inside people’s homes, as well as mental health reforms that involve evaluations of gun owners and their families, but it will not mention assault rifles or limits on magazines. “It’s a very, very moderate bill,” added Bree Butler, a Santa Fe senior and gun control advocate who recently traveled to the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. “We’re not trying to ban ARs, we’re not even trying to ban high-capacity magazines. We’re just trying to make guns safer and try to make it to where people treat them as the machines they are rather than as toys.” While prominent March for Our Lives activists such as Emma González and others have reached out to the Santa Fe survivors to show support, it’s fairly clear the response from the rural Texas community will differ greatly from the aftermath of the Parkland shooting. There is a shared push for […]

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