Several organizations on OSU’s campus formed a panel of speakers to speak about working together to end gun violence.
The Parkland, Florida, school shooting is a recent reminders of why so many young people are taking up interest in gun violence across America.
Dublin Jerome High School student David Moore was one of them.
“I didn’t know anything about gun violence or the threat that posed to me because I just didn’t think about it and then the news broke,” said Moore.
The panel of people provided information on how to try and put an end to gun violence and shared their stories of being victims of gun violence.
Dublin Jerome High School student Shishti Bungle said hearing those stories made an impact on her.
“This was like one of the first few chances that I’ve gotten to directly hear from a victim of gun violence rather than just hear about it from the news,” said Bungle.
She added she will take what she has learned here back to friends and schoolmates.
“It kind of opened my eyes and showed a more personal, humane part about this problem,” said Bungle. “It kind of made it more urgent to me.”
On February 12 a group people will go to Washing DC and deliver more than 700,000 postcards to urge Congress to pass universal background checks.