A student shot in the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon last Thursday has remained a defiant supporter of the Second Amendment despite almost being killed by a crazed gunman.
Cheyeanne Fitzgerald, 16, remains hospitalized and has had a kidney removed. However, according to her brother Jesse, who spoke on her behalf, the family has since discussed gun control and the entire family, including Jessie, are still major Second Amendment supporters and against gun control according to The Daily Mail.
Jesse said, “We’re pro second amendment, pro guns. My sister, my mother, my whole family are all in favor. We were talking about it in the hospital and none of us have changed our minds.”
He did admit that the subject has been a tough one to discuss with his sister, and that they don’t like bringing up the tragedy at Umpqua College.
A Go Fund Me page setup to support her has raised almost $15,000 and reads:
My cousin, Cheyeanne Fitzgerald, 16, started her college career early this year at Umpqua Community College. She is looking forward to a career in nursing. The unspeakable happened on October 1st at UCC. Chey started her day by grabbing a coffee on her way to class and texting her mom saying she loved her, and to have a beautiful day. God was looking over her that day as she was shot but now is recovering in ICU at Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, Oregon. She has a long recovery ahead in both physically and mentally. Your prayers for our family would be greatly appreciated, as well as any contributions.
Cheyeanne survived the shooting by playing dead under other bodies. The Fitzgerald family is also not against the idea of guns on college campuses. Jesse said they would support the idea of armed guards protecting the students.
The Fitzgerald family aren’t the only ones opposing gun control after the recent shooting. The family of Quinn Cooper, 18, has said they do not want Quinn’s death to be used in a push for gun control. In a statement, the family declared, “We are hearing so many people talk about gun control and taking people’s guns away. If the public couldn’t have guns it wouldn’t help since sick people like this will always be able to get their hands on a gun. We need to be able to protect ourselves as a community and as a nation. Please don’t let this horrible act of insanity become about who should or shouldn’t have a gun. Please remember the victims and their families. Please remember Quinn.”