Parkland Survivor Crushes Gun-Grabbing Classmates on '60 Minutes'


In the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, a group of students from the school — with ample help from various liberal politicians and progressive organizations — declared such a massacre should “Never Again” happen on their watch and have promoted strict gun control measures to try and ensure that it doesn’t.

Of course, these young students have been heralded by the liberal media and have been granted considerable airtime to make their case — most recently in a featured segment on CBS‘ “60 Minutes” — where they reiterated their emotional demand for gun control and criticized as useless and half-hearted the legislative measures already put forward by states and Congress that fall short of their vaguely expressed ideals.

But while these media-adored students have basked in their newfound fame, another student from Parkland with different ideas for solutions to school shootings — which pointedly don’t include blanket gun control measures on law-abiding citizens — has been making the rounds on both sides of the aisle on Capitol Hill to discuss his ideas with lawmakers, and he took issue with what he saw and heard from his classmates on “60 Minutes,” according to RedState.

That student is Kyle Kashuv, and he took to Twitter Sunday night to make his feelings on his classmates’ “60 Minutes” segment known:

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Kashuv tweeted, “The gall my classmates just showed on @60Minutes is absolutely reprehensible. To disrespect 30+ United States Senators, across party lines, who back #STOPSchoolViolence, is something people should take note to. Shame on all of you. Disgusting!”

Kashuv was referring to commentary offered up by classmate Cameron Kasky, who characterized the bipartisan Stop School Violence Act legislation as “just a bunch of hot air, fluff. Doesn’t use the word ‘gun’ once when all these tragedies, again, the one thing that has linked them together is the gun.”

Kasky quickly tweeted in reply to Kashuv, “Facts don’t care about your feelings” “You guys were being totally disrespectful”

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That tweet was followed by another a short time later which offered up a snarky non-apology: “On behalf of everybody with whom I work, we apologize if we have hurt any senators’ feelings.”

But Kashuv responded in turn to that condescending reply by pointing out the ignorance of Kasky’s friend and movement mouthpiece, David Hogg, who apparently is unaware that gun control measures he has been demanding are in fact already on the books.

Kashuv tweeted, “No worries. No one’s feelings are hurt by a group of people who Don’t have a basic understanding of US case law and are fighting to get existing laws passed.”

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That post contained a screenshot of a prior back-and-forth between Kashuv and Hogg in which Kashuv had prominently displayed the actual statute prohibiting domestic violence offenders from possessing a firearm after Hogg had demanded those with a history of domestic violence, as well as a criminal history or mental health issues, be prohibited … which they already are.

This Kashuv kid has actually taken the time to learn and understand what gun laws are already in place, and is working with lawmakers to strengthen and improve those laws. Meanwhile, his classmates — who apparently have not expended any similar effort in educating themselves — merely parrot liberal talking points and display their ignorance of reality for all of the public to see.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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