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Parkland Survivor: I Don’t Know How So Many Shootings Were ‘Not Enough’ to Finally Do Something

Samantha Fuentes, a Parkland student who was shot in both legs in last week’s horrific shooting, spoke out about the need to finally take action in an appearance on NBC’s Today.

Fuentes recalled several past mass shootings and how they were “not enough” for people to finally take action:

“I don’t know how Columbine wasn’t enough. I don’t know Sandy Hook was not enough. I don’t know how the Las Vegas shooting was not enough. I don’t know how the Pulse nightclub was not enough. I don’t know how any of it was not enough. But now it is. This is enough for me. This is enough for my message, this is enough for my platform, and I’m not gonna let anyone stop me. You don’t know the pain until it happens to you. You don’t know the fear and the sorrow and the disappointment and the complete and utter rage until it happens to you. And the truth is is that it doesn’t have to keep happening.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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