The governor said he is also directing the North Carolina Department of Public Safety to make sure their emergency response plans are in order. "But preparing for the worst and praying it never happens isn't enough", Cooper wrote.
Cameron Peaden, PCC Student Ambassador says, "I mean obviously for a job that doesn't exist, we have to think critically, and analyze things and get along well with others and have this, almost, team binding effect".
"This would benefit working families who now earn just a little bit too much to be eligible for Medicaid but still can't afford to pay for health care", he said.
Cooper also wants to raise the age to buy an assault weapon to 21.
In the wake of a deadly Florida school shooting, Gov. Roy Cooper wants the North Carolina legislature to pass gun regulations that would require background checks and permits for people looking to buy some semi-automatic rifles. But our law has a glaring loophole since this background check and permit process isn't required to buy an assault weapon like an AR-15, the weapon used in Parkland.
Under current North Carolina law, anyone who wants to buy a handgun has to get a pistol permit from their local sheriff.
Cooper said it appears the federal government is moving to ban so-called "bump stocks" that allow a gun to function more like a fully automatic weapon, but if it does not, he says North Carolina should ban them at the state level.
"The steps I've outlined here are meaningful, common sense changes that we can make to better protect our children and our communities", Cooper wrote.
Cooper says, "As innovation continues to move forward we have to constantly be re-training ourselves and re-training the workforce".