Orlando massacre survivor tears into Republican politicians at Parkland protest

A survivor of the Orlando massacre has emotionally slammed lawmakers for doing “not a damn thing” to stop further mass shootings.

Brandon Wolf lost best friends Christopher Andrew “Drew” Leinonen and Juan Ramon Guerrero – Drew’s boyfriend – during the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in 2016, which left 49 dead.

Former student Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last week.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - FEBRUARY 17:  People join together after a school shooting that killed 17 to protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse on February 17, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Earlier this week former student Nikolas Cruz opened fire with a AR15 rifle at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School killing 17 people.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


This led senior Cameron Kasky – one of many students to speak out – to go on CNN and condemn Republicans who see anti-LGBT positions as more important than gun control.

“There’s a section of this society that will just shrug this off and send their thoughts and prayers, but will march for hours when they have to bake a rainbow wedding cake,” said the 17-year-old.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Cameron Kasky speaks with the media in Parkland, Florida on February 16, 2018, two days after former student Nikolas Cruz opened fire at the school leaving 17 people dead and 15 injured. Stoneman Douglas students have taken to social media to blast defenders of the nation's loose gun laws. In an eloquent essay published online, 17-year-old Cameron Kasky blasted both Republican and Democratic politicians for not doing anything. "We can't ignore the issues of gun control that this tragedy raises," he wrote. "And so, I'm asking -- no, demanding -- we take action now. Why? Because at the end of the day, the students at my school felt one shared experience -- our politicians abandoned us by failing to keep guns out of schools." / AFP PHOTO / RHONA WISE (Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)


Wolf told protesters at the Never Again rally in Florida yesterday that politicians now faced a choice: “Fix this nightmare or write your concession speeches.”

He was speaking outside the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, which on Tuesday rejected a motion to ban assault rifles and large capacity magazines.

The decision prompted tears and anguish from watching Parkland survivors.


But Wolf told the crowd this was just the first step, and that elected representatives would have to do more to legislate for gun control – or be voted out.

“We victims and survivors are done negotiating with you,” he said.

Brandon Wolf, a survivor of the Pulse night club mass shooting, speaks during a protest about gun violence outside the National Rifle Association on July 14, 2017 in Fairfax, Virginia. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)


“Americans are done dying for you. And our children are done being your sacrifices.

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