Cameron Kasky, a survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, slammed Republicans who obey the NRA and do not support gun safety laws (more video below).
Cameron told CNN host Anderson Cooper:
Everything I’ve heard where we can’t do anything and it’s out of our hands and it’s inevitable, I think that’s a facade that the GOP is putting up. After every shooting the NRA sends a memo saying “send your thoughts and prayers.”
This is the only country where this kind of thing happens. I’ve heard from other people, they don’t have gun drills. We had to prepare extensively at Stoneman Douglas. This is something that can be stopped and will be stopped.
Cooper later asked Cameron about “those saying ‘thoughts and prayers and this is not the time to talk about guns'” (video below).
This is the time to talk about guns. But there’s much more that can be done, much more that needs to be done and much more that people like Sen Marco Rubio and Governor Rick Scott are not doing.
It’s scary to think these are the people who are making our laws when our community just took 17 bullets to the heart. It feels like the only people who don’t care are the people making the laws…
There is a segment of this society that will shrug this off and send their thoughts and prayers but march for hours over a rainbow wedding cake.