3rd District town hall focuses on gun safety legislation

first_imgWith the school shooting in Florida and the ensuing March for Our Lives still fresh on their minds, students brought candidates for the 3rd Congressional District together for a town hall Monday night in Vancouver to talk about gun safety and legislation.Solving the problem of gun violence in America isn’t easy, admitted Emma Busch, an 18-year-old student at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, who helped organize the event hosted by Students Demand Action Clark County.“I really liked what Carolyn (Long) said at the end: We agree about a lot more than we realize,” Busch said. “Don’t go for the dramatic at the start, go for what’s plausible and what people are willing to compromise on and it will make a difference to start now.”Long spoke alongside fellow Democratic candidates Dorothy Gasque and David McDevitt. Republican challenger Earl Bowerman also attended the town hall, providing the opposing view to the Democratic candidates on most questions.Bowerman had to go it alone with a view that was often unpopular as his opponent, incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, did not attend.last_img read more