Parkland Father Calls Out ‘Irresponsible Pathetic Leaders’ Who Won’t Act on Guns: ‘Enough Is Enough’
Fred Guttenberg has become a vocal advocate for gun control after his daughter Jaime was killed in the Parkland shooting, and he spoke out today on the horrific Santa Fe school shooting.
He reminded MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace it’s only been a little over three months since Parkland and recounted what he recently told Ohio legislators about the need for gun control.
Wallace brought up this tweet from Parkland student activist Cameron Kasky:
At least 8 students have been shot and killed at Santa Fe High School.
Prepare to watch the NRA boast about getting higher donations.
Prepare to see students rise up and be called ‘civil terrorists’ and crisis actors.
Prepare for the right-wing media to attack the survivors.
— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) May 18, 2018
“Enough is enough,” Guttenberg said. “The horrifying thing is I learned about this this morning, Nicolle, while reading the news of the shooting at the Trump hotel, okay? These shootings––they can happen anywhere and everywhere because we have irresponsible gun ownership, we have irresponsible gun laws, we have a President who stands up and embraces a gun lobby, the NRA, and says we should actually feel good about them.”
He also called out Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, saying they have “no spine,” and he predicted this may be “the number one voting issue” in the midterms.
More broadly, Guttenberg told Wallace that while things are changing for the better on more local levels, “irresponsible pathetic leaders” on the national stage won’t act.
Wallace brought up how many gun owners may not necessarily agree with NRA leadership, and Guttenberg agreed that “the majority of gun owners in this country are not supportive of the NRA position.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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