Parkland fathers protest NRA convention

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Two fathers of students killed during February’s Parkland, Fla., school shooting were heckled by gun rights advocates Saturday for staging protests that called for gun reform during the annual National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in Dallas.

Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime Guttenberg was killed on Feb. 14 during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was heckled by gun rights advocates with a bullhorn, USA Today reported.

“My daughter was hunted at school,” Guttenberg said from a makeshift stage just four blocks from the NRA convention.


Guttenberg described how his daughter was shot with an AR-15 assault-style rifle. The bullet pierced her side and severed her spine. She was killed instantly.

Manuel Oliver’s 17-year-old son, Joaquin Oliver, was also one of the 17 people killed in the shooting.

Oliver has been painting murals dedicated to his son since the shooting. On Saturday, Oliver depicted a “circus festival” in Dallas in which President Trump is seen as a ringleader and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch as a clown.

“We demand a fair game,” the mural reads.

Oliver slammed Trump for his Friday speech praising the convention.

Trump attacked “gun-free zones” and once again called for teachers to be armed in his speech.

“I’m impressed with the support the NRA got from our president yesterday,” Oliver reportedly said. “It’s amazing. I haven’t heard President Trump say the name of my son, even once.”

Tags Dallas Dana Loesch Donald Trump Fred Guttenberg Gun control Gun politics in the United States Gun reform Manuel Oliver March For Our Lives National Rifle Association NRA NRA Parkland Florida school shooting President Trump Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

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