Parkland victim’s father calls for national school strike after Nashville tragedy: ‘This is too much’
The father of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim called for a national education strike in the wake of Monday’s Nashville school shooting during a Tuesday ABC News interview.
Manuel Oliver, whose son Joaquin Oliver was killed during the 2018 Parkland, Fla., shooting, has become a gun control advocate in the wake of his loss.
Oliver is pushing for more “challenging, disrupting action” to combat what he sees as inaction by lawmakers in addressing mass shootings.
“This is like, too much,” he said about Monday’s shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville that left six people dead, including three 9-year-olds.
Oliver is calling for a national education strike for all levels of education to raise awareness.
“What it takes is extreme measures, pressure, things that sound crazy but they’re not,” Oliver said. “The only crazy thing here is someone can get into a school holding legally purchased war weapons.”
He added, “Whatever we do will never reach that amount of crazy.”
Oliver, who last week was arrested for disrupting a House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing on gun regulation, argued Americans need to support their calls for action on gun reform with their own actions.
“Get arrested! Get freaking arrested, like I did!” he said.
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