Democrat calls for action after Oregon shooting

Rep. Earl BlumenauerEarl BlumenauerAhead of a coronavirus vaccine, Mexico's drug pricing to have far-reaching impacts on Americans Trump threatens to double down on Portland in other major cities Federal agents deployed to Portland did not have training in riot control: NYT MORE (D-Ore.) is demanding “action” after a community college shooting that reportedly left 10 dead in Oregon on Thursday. 

The congressman said “thoughts and prayers” are not enough in the wake of the tragedy and sent a link to his comprehensive gun reform plan, Enough is Enough, in a tweet hours after the shooting.


Blumenauer made similar statements after an Oregon school shooting left one dead in 2014 and after the 2012 Newtown, Conn., massacre. 

He has been a leading proponent of heightened gun regulations, including universal background checks.

A 20-year-old male gunman reportedly opened fire on students at Umpqua Community College. A student who claimed to have witnessed the shooting said the gunman questioned students about their religion before shooting them. 

Umpqua has 3,300 full-time students, according to KTVU, and more than a dozen buildings on campus.