These teenagers and the survivors of the school and parents of the victims and everyone from this community are so brave and so strong and I’m honestly having a hard time watching this truly amazing town hall because I keep breaking into tears.
Watch the whole thing:
CNN town hall in wake of Parkland school shootingSen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Ben Nelson (D-FL), Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch and Broward county Sheriff Scott Israel answered questions from survivors of the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas high school shooting, teachers and parents of the victims.
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Or you can watch some highlights:
The is the must-watch video of this moment: teenagers confronting politicians about the dark money flooding and corrupting politics https://t.co/9I5U3bliUv
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Sen. Marco Rubio is confronted by Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the Parkland shooting: “Look at me and tell me guns were the factor in the hunting of our kids … and you will work with us to do something about guns” #StudentsStandUp https://t.co/6HhA3qstzT
— Deena Zeina Zaru 👩🏻💻 (@Deena_Zaru) February 22, 2018
Student Emma Gonzalez: Do you believe it should be harder to obtain semi-automatic weapons?
NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch: "I don't believe that this insane monster should have ever been able to obtain a firearm" #StudentsStandUp https://t.co/qWz6prxpkC
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) February 22, 2018
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel to NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch: “You just told this group of people you are standing up for them. You are not standing up for them until you say, 'I want less weapons'” #StudentsStandUp https://t.co/eFNLkxUgoi https://t.co/JDuyVjC0wM
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— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 22, 2018
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 22, 2018
A teacher who sheltered dozens of terrified students during the Florida high school shooting asked why some think it's a good idea that she be armed.
— CNN International (@cnni) February 22, 2018
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— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) February 22, 2018
For more on the politicians’ responses, see this post.