Today, 45 is holding a “listening session” with the victims of the Parkland, FL shooting. As I write this, I’m watching Andrew Pollack a father who lost his daughter in the Parkland shootings give gut-wrenching testimony to what happened last week. I’m watching Samuel Zeif describe his texts with his brother during the spree and speak of losing his best friend.
These mass shootings continue, from Columbine to Sandy Hook, to Parkland and sadly probably beyond…unless. Maybe these kids who are speaking up and speaking out and raising the stilled voices of their friends that have perished can begin to make a real difference.
Much like any movement, the first step is the most important one, and that’s usually protesting. Last Monday, D.C. area teens held a lie-in at the front of The White House to show solidarity with their fellow students in Florida. They laid down for 3 minutes to show how little time it took for the shooter to buy an AR-15 in Florida.
Donnie and Tony had one of those protesters on the show, and she described what and how she was feeling. Listen below: