Cameron Kasky, a survivor of the 2018 mass shooting in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High The school in Parkland, Florida, criticized President Biden’s response to Tuesday’s shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
“I hear a lot of people talk about Joe Biden’s personal life and the terrible personal losses he suffered clearly make him a compassionate leader. But his personal life. What does Joe Biden’s work have to do with the fact that there is currently a product being marketed to Americans by Republican senators and congressmen – and by Joe Manchin, a Democrat – you there are these guns being sold to Americans and sowing in the American narrative as if they were on the side of freedom,” Kasky said on CNN.
He added that he appreciated the sympathy Biden showed but said the address was a letdown for Americans who advocate for gun safety.
“Joe Biden goes up there and talks about how terrible it is to lose a family member… and says it’s terrible when mass violence happens. It’s great that he thinks it’s terrible. But I can tell you that gun control organizers, people who believe in gun safety, conventional gun safety laws, across the country are waiting to hear the words ‘executive orders’ and instead There we hear words, basically, thoughts and prayers,” added Kasky.
Kasky noted that mass shootings have become commonplace in the United States.
“There’s a new one every day,” he said. And that’s a good day, because on bad days there are quite a few. “These students will be returning to school soon and they will live lives and have childhoods and adulthood completely informed by this tragedy. From what I’ve seen with Parkland and with all the discharges Another terrible gun, it changed people forever,” he added.