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Ohio school shooting survivor advocates gun safety

Published: Fri, February 15, 2013 @ 5:10 p.m.

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old survivor of an Ohio school shooting rampage that killed three classmates says the tragedy has motivated him to lobby for gun safety.

Chardon High School senior Nate Mueller just returned home from a lobbying trip to Washington, urging lawmakers to create tougher gun-safety laws. He told WEWS-TV today that surviving a bullet that grazed his ear prompted his involvement in the issue, and he feels it’s his duty.

An 18-year-old, T.J. Lane, is awaiting trial on murder charges in the shooting. Lane was at the Chardon school east of Cleveland waiting for a bus to his alternative school.

A judge has ordered a psychiatric evaluation to determine if Lane is competent to stand trial in the attack last Feb. 27.


1DSquared(1788 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Hey, Nate. Why don't you go visit the Judge and urge him to either "juice" the animal or make sure he is locked up for good with the key thrown away! Ever think of that?

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2NoBS(2824 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

Too bad Mueller isn't demanding Congress do something that will work. How much of a Kool-Aid drinker do you have to be to insist on more laws, when we already have plenty of laws that are blatantly and even cheerfully ignored by criminals? "Yes, I realize that bad guy broke 37 individual laws when he went on that rampage, but if we'd have had just one more law in place, he would have never done it!" Really? I mean, REALLY?

Making more restrictions on the law-abiding, who, it apparently has to be pointed out ARE NOT THE PROBLEM, clearly isn't working. Putting criminals away for long periods of time, instead of just giving them a hug and a stern talking-to, will be more effective. Holding individuals accountable for their actions will be more effective. Why are we not doing these things?

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