Parkland Shooting Survivor Emma Gonzalez Calls Out Trump on Gun Control (Video)



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Emma Gonzalez, a Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School student who survived the shooting that took 17 lives, made an impassioned speech Saturday calling out President Trump on gun control.
“If the President wants to come up to me, and tell me to my face that it was a terrible tragedy and how it should never have happened and maintain telling us how nothing is going to be done about it, I’m going to happily ask him how much money he received from the National Rifle Association,” said Gonzalez at the gun control rally in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
“It doesn’t matter because I already know,” added Gonzalez. “$30 million dollars!”
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Gonzalez, a senior at the school, was sitting on the floor of the auditorium Wednesday shots rang out. She and her classmates have been outspoken in their calls for stricter gun legislation in the wake of Friday’s tragedy, vowing, “We will be the last mass shooting.”
You can read her entire speech here, or hear her it below.

Here’s the speech from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez at an anti-gun rally happening today in Fort Lauderdale https://t.co/CyfMnPDAvW // https://t.co/hgewZy4Cxf https://t.co/gssAmGczuH
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“We need to pay attention to the fact that this isn’t just a mental health issue,” she told the crowd. “He wouldn’t have been able to kill that many people with a knife.”
The crowd erupted in chants of “Shame on you!”
Nikolas Cruz, 19, who officials said is a former student at the school, has been ID’d as the suspected shooter. He was taken into custody nearby in Coral Springs. An “AR-15-style weapon” was recovered at the scene, according to CNN.

Newtown, Conn. – On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. They were between the ages of six and seven years old. He also killed six adult staff members.
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Washington D.C. — A former Navy reservist shot and killed 12 people on September 16, 2013, at a military facility. The gunman was killed. 
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Tyrone, Mo. – On Feb. 27, 2015, Joseph Jesse Aldridge killed seven people — four of them relatives — in a door-to-door shooting spree before killing himself.
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Waco, Tex. – Nine people were killed and many more were injured after two biker gangs began firing at each other at a motorcycle club on May 17, 2015. 
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Charleston, S.C. – Dylann Roof shot and killed nine people during a racially motivated shooting in a predominantly African-American church on June 17, 2015.
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Chattanooga, Tenn. – A gunman named Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez entered two military facilities on July 16, 2015, and killed four Marines and injured others, before he was killed.
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Umpqua, Ore. – On October 1, 2015, Chris Harper Mercer killed nine people and injured seven to nine more at Umpqua Community College before two police officers shot him. Mercer then committed suicide.
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San Bernardino, Calif. – 14 people were killed and another 21 injured after Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik opened fire during a holiday party on December 2, 2015.  The pair were later killed during a shootout with police.
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Orlando, Fla. – 50 people were killed and 53 wounded on June 11, 2016, at Pulse, a gay nightclub. Just before the shooting, suspected killer Omar Mateen called 911 and pledged his allegiance to the terror group ISIS. Mateen was also shot an killed by police on the scene.
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Newtown, Conn. – On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. They were between the ages of six and seven years old. He also killed six adult staff members.

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