Emma Gonzalez, head of Gay-Straight Alliance who survived Parkland shooting, takes on NRA spokeswoman
The head of Stoneman Douglas High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance was taking no excuses from the NRA.
Emma González was a senior at the school in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people died and 14 were injured in a mass shooting by an extremist with a legally-bought assault rifle last week.
González, who is bisexual, is used to taking on archaic opinions as President of the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance.
And she bravely took on the NRA’s Dana Loesch at the CNN townhall on gun control last night.
Addressing Loesch, who has two kids, she said: “I want you to know that we will support your two children in the way that you will not.”
“The shooter at our school obtained weapons that he used on us legally. Do you believe that it should be harder to obtain the semi-automatic and weapons and the modifications for these weapons to make them fully automatic like bump stocks?”
In response to her question, Loesch said: “I want to answer your question.”
However, she did not actually do so.
Instead, she said: “I don’t believe that this insane monster should have ever been able to obtain a firearm, ever. I do not think that he should have gotten his hands on any kind of weapon.
“That’s number one. This individual was nuts and I, nor the millions of people that I represent as a part of this organisation, that I’m here speaking for, none of us support people who are crazy, who are a danger to themselves, who are a danger to others, getting their hands on a firearm.
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