Student coalition holds gun safety Q&A

Student coalition holds gun safety Q&A

NEW ROCHELLE – A question and answer session was held with Rep. Eliot Engel in New Rochelle Sunday to help students learn what Capitol Hill is doing to stop gun violence. The session comes two days after 10 people were killed Santa Fe High School in Texas in another school shooting. New Rochelle High School junior Dylan Klein helped to host the Q&A, organized by the Westchester Student Coalition Against Gun Violence. The group was formed by students across the county after the Parkland, Florida massacre. Since then, the group has led other events, including a forum on gun safety last month with then-state Senate candidates Shelley Mayer and Julie Killian. Engel, a Democrat, already stands in favor of tougher gun control. He says it’s up to the next generation to vote in politicians who support gun reform. "It’s absolutely disgraceful that those of us support sensible gun control in congress can’t even get a bill on the floor of the house," he says. Students who are members of the coalition say they are already organizing their next forum, which they hope to hold next month with members of the state Senate.

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