Pricey Harrison is fed up that North Carolina hasn’t strengthened gun laws.
Harrison, a North Carolina House member and Democrat from Greensboro, says the state needs to enact new laws to keep students safe. She’s introduced three bills since 2013, but they’ve gone nowhere.
Republicans have a supermajority in the General Assembly. And in the aftermath of a shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead, state House Speaker Tim Moore isn’t interested in tightening gun laws.
So Harrison, a gun owner, is trying to raise awareness about America’s gun culture.
“The US has approximately 5% of the world's population and 42% of civilian gun ownership,” Harrison tweeted on Feb. 15. She has about 4,000 Twitter followers.
“We must change the gun culture to gun violence prevention,” she added. “NC Dems have filed comprehensive gun safety bills repeatedly since the Sandy Hook tragedy w/zero movement.”
Earth is home to about 7.6 billion people. Is it true that America accounts for 42 percent of the world’s privately-owned guns?
See how Harrison fared on the Truth-O-Meter by going to PolitiFact.com.