Democratic congressional candidate Brad Ashford hosted a question-and-answer roundtable with Omaha high school students Thursday morning.
At the event, Ashford said he was "done" with the NRA and believes in an assault weapon ban, but does not know how realistic that is.
The student journalists asked a variety of questions on the topic.
"We are the future, so we will be running for those seats we will be reporting about it, I think it will happen soon or in the future," said Central High School senior Zoia Morrow, "There's so many loopholes that you have to jump through that people don't care about, and if makes it so much easier to have access to automatic rifles and that's not okay."
What happened in Parkland, Florida hits home for these students since they are the same age as many of the victims. Many students questioned and worry about how safe are their schools.
"I think it's a fear installed in all of us even if we don't want to admit it," said Gretna High School senior Emma Hopkins.
"We feel unsafe because sometimes we don't know what the policy is for each room that we're in since we are in 6 other ones in a day," said Gretna High School senior Jessica Blum.
At the roundtable, Ashford also said he does not believe teachers should be armed.
"We can't have any more children killed, it just cant happen," said Ashford.
Statements from Ashford's opponents:
Kara Eastman (D):