On Wednesday, numerous high school students across America walked out of their schools to commemorate the one-month anniversary of the deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Some students were making a bigger statement, though, holding up signs and chanting for increased gun control in America.
On “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning, National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch slammed the walkout for several key reasons. Loesch has often been singled out as a target of the protests that began shortly after the Feb. 14 shooting.
Loesch said she respects the demonstrating students’ for exercising the First Amendment rights, but she believes too many Democrat politicians are making it seem like every student who is participating in the walkout is doing so in favor of more restrictions on firearms. The “Fox & Friends” hosts also blamed the media for focusing solely on the gun-control advocating students.
Loesch believes Democrats took too much control of the protests rather than letting students be the sole voices. For instance, both Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) delivered speeches to the students who rallied in Washington, D.C.
“I do wish that we had some in the political class that would stop trying to exploit this six ways to Sunday for their own political gain,” the NRA spokeswoman said.
Loesch pointed out that the Women’s March organizations’ heavy involvement in the student walkouts on Wednesday looked bad because the Women’s March has been under fire lately for their connections to anti-Semitic leader Louis Farrakhan.
The NRA spokeswoman said the blame for the Parkland shooting shouldn’t be on her organization or President Trump but should rather be on the local law enforcement officials and school officials who did not do enough to address issues with 19-year-old former student and suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz.
“President Trump wasn’t the one down in Parkland not paying attention to the 45 calls, nor were any of the law-abiding gun owners who are NRA members,” she pointed out, adding that Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel should have done something after those calls.
“I want everyone to not forget that the [Marjory Stoneman Douglas] school also had a file on [Cruz] — a mental health file — because he had been meeting with therapists where he was telling therapists all of his gory fantasies about school shootings,” Loesch continued.
Watch the full five-minute interview with Loesch below:
Also on Thursday, video footage has been released of what the armed police officer assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School did during the mass shooting:
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