Shooting survivor to NRA: ‘Don’t you dare come back here’
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A student who survived the Florida school shooting on Monday shared a message for the National Rifle Association (NRA), calling for it to “disband.”
During an interview on CNN, students were asked what they would say to the NRA.
“Disband, dismantle … don’t make another organization under a different name. Don’t you dare come back here,” Emma Gonzalez said on CNN.
“The fact that you were in power for so long and that you had so much influence for so long in America just goes to show how much time and effort we still need to spend on fixing our country.”
She said gun control is “just the first thing.”
Seventeen people were killed and a number of others wounded last week when a gunman opened fire at a high school in Florida.
Gonzalez also targeted lawmakers who are accepting money from the NRA.
“If they accept this blood money, they are against the children,” Gonzalez said. “You’re either funding the killers, or you’re standing with the children.”
Students who survived the shooting have been speaking out, demanding that lawmakers take action to prevent a future tragedy.
Over the weekend, Gonzalez delivered an emotional speech at a gun control rally in Florida, calling out President Trump and the NRA.
“If the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a terrible tragedy and how it should never have happened, and maintain telling us how nothing is going to be done about it, I’m going to happily ask him how much money he received from the National Rifle Association,” Gonzalez said during her speech. “I already know — $30 million.”
Following the shooting, several people also raised concerns about the amount of money various lawmakers receive from the NRA.