Since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead, President Trump has said he favors tougher gun control measures, but has yet to specify exactly what he will do other than possibly banning bump stocks with an executive order.
If Trump is seeking guidance from anyone other than the NRA, he’d do well to listen to two Parkland survivors who appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher Friday evening.
David Hogg and Cameron Kasky said the White House had invited them to the president’s “listening session” days after the shooting, but they didn’t attend. Hogg said he found the invitation:
“Very offensive considering the fact that there were funerals the next day, there was mourning we still had to do.”
Hogg added that he did have a suggestion for the person who called from the White House to invite him:
“I ended on this message with them. I said, ‘We don’t need to listen to President Trump. President Trump needs to listen to the screams of the children and the screams of this nation.'”
Kasky talked about the upcoming “March for Our Lives,” which is planned for March 24 in Washington, D.C.:
“With the march we want Americans to stop being afraid of demanding our politicians to take action. They work for us, we don’t work for them. The march is us coming out and saying to our employees, ‘You guys suck at your job.’”
As for the criticism the survivors have received from those on the right who call them “disrespectful,” Kasky said it didn’t bother him in the least:
“We don’t respect you just because we have to. We don’t respect you just because you have ‘senator’ in front of your name.
“We are just kids begging for our lives, getting murdered in our classrooms.”
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