Parkland Student Cameron Kasky Responds to Criticism from Kyle Kashuv, Calls NRA ‘Fearmongers’
Cameron Kasky and Delaney Tarr, two student survivors from the Parkland school shooting who have become prominent gun control activists since the February massacre, joined Fox News Sunday with host Chris Wallace to discuss the March For Our Lives demonstration the day prior.
Many of their peers joined them on Saturday in leading the historic event, with dozens of teenagers impacted by gun violence delivering powerful speeches on the need for common sense regulations. Wallace asked the students about their classmate Kyle Kashuv, who has become an ardent critic of the movement who told Fox News on Saturday “they truly don’t know what they’re marching for: they think that they’re marching to end school violence but in reality the March For Our Lives website has listed that they want to ban assault rifles.”
“We are not trying to take everybody’s guns away,” Kasky said Sunday. “The NRA wants people to think that. They’re fear mongers: they want to sell weapons by exploiting people’s fears. So the second we want to put common sense regulations on these assault weapons, the NRA will say ‘They are trying to steal every single one of your guns!'”
“Fortunately, the majority of the American people see past this,” he added.
Wallace also brought up the criticism of the march from one NRA TV host who said, “I wish a hero like [Maryland school deputy] Blaine Gaskill had been at Marjory Douglas High School last month because your classmates would still be alive and no one would know your names, because the media would have completely and utterly ignored your story, the way they ignored his.”
Kasky said, “I think that’s the most pathetic thing I’ve seen out of this… They can’t attack our argument, so they’re attacking us personally.”
The March For Our Lives was attended by millions across the country, with an estimated 800,000 participating in the Washington D.C. event alone.
Watch a clip of the interview via Fox News Sunday above.
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