Parkland shooting survivors respond to critics
“They perceive us as Nazis, gun grabbers, anti-Second Amendment people. So many awful things and that's just not us. We believe in the Second Amendment,” Delaney Tarr, Parkland shooting survivor, told SalonTV’s Rachel Leah on “Salon Talks.”
Calling for “reasonable regulation,” Tarr explained how the gunman who shot up her school and committed one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history last February used a legal firearm. “There needs to be reasonable regulations on access to guns, on gun safety. It's not about taking away the Second Amendment. It never has been,” she said.
Tarr also opens up about being thrown accidentally into activism, but how she and her peers feel that it’s a necessity. “We're doing it because we're afraid for our lives,” she said about being a leader of the March for our Lives movement. “The #MeToo movement, Black Lives Matter, and the March for our Lives are all born out of necessity. It's not us wanting to do something. It's us having to do something and that's a distinction that I don't think a lot of older generations realize because we just haven't had the ability to relax and enjoy our teen years.”
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