Parkland student: Resistance to gun control shows the system is 'rigged'
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A survivor of the shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school says that lack of action in Congress on gun control shows the country's political system is "rigged."

Cameron Kasky said the "March For Our Lives," a nationwide movement against gun violence, illuminated how "special interest groups" and the gun lobby wield influence in Washington.

"The students at [Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School], we didn’t expose the country to the gun violence problem. Everybody knew about that," Kasky told Politico in an interview. "What we did effectively was, we shined a light on just how rigged the game is, especially when it comes to money from special interest groups."


Kasky went on to say that politicians will be under increased pressure to show that they aren't beholden to donors.

"Now, more and more people are really looking into this and saying, 'This is where my politician is taking money from,' " Kasky says. "I believe that has effectively become more of a concern than ever, and as long as politicians continue to be unjust, it will always be."

Kasky was one of dozens of Parkland students who formed the March For Our Lives, which earlier this year drew tens of thousands of demonstrators to Washington D.C. and cities around the country.

The February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School left 15 people dead, including students and faculty.