On Wednesday night, a survivor from last week’s shooting in Parkland, FL had harsh criticisms for NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch for her appearance at CNN’s town hall.
Alfonso Calderon, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, spoke with Don Lemon about the televised event, and was asked specifically about what Loesch had to say.
“Sincerely, I feel like she is — she isn’t living in reality. How dare she.” Calderon said. “The mother the Scott Biegel, one of my teachers at the school, was talking about when the amendment was ratified, and she went off on a tangent about how there were more than muskets at the time. This is so irrelevant! This isn’t at all… we don’t care about that at all. What we care about is seeing change and now.”
Calderon accused Loesch of “tiptoeing around questions” and “dodging yes or no questions.”
“That is indicative to me as to what i think the nra is going to do for this movement and for the people of Parkland who honestly I think are fed up,” Calderon continued.
He predicted that the NRA will “put up a good fight” in the gun control debate, but “we the people” can bring change to this country.
“We the people elect who they pay to stay in office. They need to remember that because they can fight, they’ll fight for years, but change will come,” Calderon told Lemon.
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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