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Parkland Father Doesn’t Agree With Media’s Anti-Gun Focus

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The father of Meadow Pollack, a victim of Nikolas Cruz, went on MSNBC and decided to make some waves in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

He doesn’t like their gun bill focus over the tragedy of the situation on the whole.

MSNBC’s Chris Jansing asked, “You’ve said, also, that gun control laws are not achievable right now. You’ve been advocating, correct me if I’m wrong, a school safety first program. What makes sense to you from where you sit?”

“Correct,” he said. “Well, part of the problem is the media, like before you got on you started talking about the AR bill and it takes away from the focus of what’s important to me and I think a majority of Americans. They want to just know their kids are safe.”

“So every time the media starts talking about gun control, it takes away from our objective of making our schools safe, which is achievable right now if we come together. If the media stops saying gun control and instead of using the word gun control put in there school safety, it will be an easy task for us to get together and make it happen.”

This isn’t the first time he’s done this either… he previously echoed similar statements to Chris Wallace — for using gun control to push their ratings.

As reported by The Washington Times:

The 19-year-old Cruz was transferred six times in three years, the Miami Herald reported, but never expelled, taken into custody or arrested. He opened fire Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, killing 14 students and three teachers.

“If I have a weapon or even ammunition on school grounds, and I have certain things in my past, I could be arrested for that, but Mr. Cruz just gets off scot-free,” said Officer Bell. “And that’s the thing. If he had gotten arrested just once for disorderly conduct or trespassing or something like that, that would have shown up on his criminal record, and could have sent up some red flags before he was ever allowed to buy a firearm.”

He said deputies working as school resource officers in Broward County had their hands tied after the school district overhauled its student conduct code in 2013 with its Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline.

The agreement, developed with partners including the NAACP, the Broward County sheriff and Broward state attorney, included a diversionary program for repeat offenders called PROMISE and listed 14 misdemeanors no longer subject to school-based arrest.

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