Cheyenne Fitzgerald is in intensive care recovering from the gunshot wound she suffered at the hands of the Umpqua Community College gunman – and her thoughts on gun control are undermining the anti-gun narrative.
Despite losing a kidney to the gunman, Cheyenne believes gun control made her more vulnerable and says she is a supporter of the Second Amendment.
Her brother Jesse spoke to DailyMail for the family: “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.”
Something of a prodigy, the 16-year-old nursing student was shot once and managed to survive by playing dead when another classmate’s body fell on top of her.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up by the family to help with Cheyenne’s recovery. That campaign has raised more than 12,000 dollar for Cheyenne. The campaign website reads:
‘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.’
Cheyenne’s sentiments were echoed by the family of Quinn Cooper, 18, who was killed in the attack. Quinn’s family told reporters:
“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.”
So the victims and their families feel they were more susceptible to violence because of gun control? Sounds like something the gun control advocates should care about.
But they won’t.