Florida Senate Passed a Bill to Arm Teachers in Schools and the Father of a Parkland Shooting Victim Just Hit Back Hard
Fred Guttenberg—whose daughter perished in the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida—spoke out after a recent bill allowing teachers to carry guns in schools passed the Florida state senate.
The bill requires teachers to complete 144 hours of training and a psychological evaluation before they're permitted to carry guns in the classroom, but Guttenberg told Newsweek that the legislation is still harmful:
Father of Parkland Shooting Victim Just Had the Most Heartbreaking Response to Fox Host Who Called on People to Buy More AR-15s
Fred Guttenberg, the father of slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Jaime Guttenberg, blasted Fox News host Peter Hegseth for encouraging viewers to stock up on AR-15s, the type of weapon used in the Parkland, Florida massacre last year.
“Such easy, loose rhetoric of the left,” Hegseth said Sunday. “If I own an AR-15, stocks of gun companies probably will go up after things like this. Responsible gun owners recognize their right to own rifles like that. You can use ‘weapons of war’ or ‘assault ban’ all you want.”
March for Our Lives Just Recut Donald Trump's Oval Office Speech Into a Call to Action to End Gun Violence, and It's Powerful AF
While many residents near the southern border insist that there's no crisis or immediate danger—with illegal immigration at an all-time low—it hasn't stopped President Donald Trump from shutting down the government for three weeks and counting until Democrats agree to fund a $5 billion border wall that the majority of the public doesn't want.
To bolster his case, Trump addressed the nation live from the Oval Office for the first time, in which he repeated the same talking points and offered no new information on when federal workers could expect to return to their jobs.
David Hogg, the student activist and survivor of the Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School turns 18 today, which means he will finally be able to vote.
He's using Twitter on his 18th birthday to say that he is excited to vote in the upcoming midterm elections and is encouraging other young people who are of age to vote, too.