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Father of NIU shooting victim pushing for national victim fund


The father of one of the victims in the 2008 Northern Illinois shooting has joined the movement to encourage the federal government to set up a National Compassion Fund.

The fund would give money directly to victims in mass shootings, rather than to charities that could use some of those funds for grants, memorials, administrative funds, and other community needs.

Eric Mace and 64 other families affected by attacks on the World Trade Center and shootings in Sandy Hook and Columbine.

Mace's 19-year-old daughter Ryanne was one of the five students killed on February 14, 2008, when former student Steven Kazmierczak opened fire on a classroom in Cole Hall.

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