Sen. Charles Schumer

Jasper Colt-USA TODAY

Schumer, Teens Call On Congress To Take Up Gun Control Legislation

March 04, 2018 - 3:11 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York) was joined by students Sunday to demand action on gun control legislation on Capitol Hill.

As 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported, Aidan Obstler, a senior at Hunter College High School, joined the growing movement of teens to say, “Never again,” after the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida last month.

“You don’t think that a shooter’s going to walk in any second and do this, but the fact that it could happen is a really scary thing to think about,” Obstler said.

Obstler and other teens stood with Schumer as he called for tougher gun laws.

“I have never seen such strength in activity in this movement until now,” Schumer said.

Schumer said a teen march on Washington this month may finally convince Congress to pass universal background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons.

The National Rifle Association, along with many gun owners, say Americans have a constitutional right to bear arms and oppose any legislation that would limit that