"I lost a best friend. ... I don't understand why I can can still go in a store and buy a weapon of war" Sam Zeif was on the second floor of the Parkland, Florida, school where 17 people died after a mass shooting. https://t.co/3j4r9cQ3Ko https://t.co/uTvMrOqvYC— CNN (@CNN) February 21, 2018
"I know he's with me, cheering me on to be strong, but it's hard. … To feel like this ever, I can't feel comfortable in my country, knowing that people have, will have or ever going to feel like this. I want to feel safe at school. … I don’t understand. I turned 18 the day after, woke up to the news that my best friend was gone. And I don’t understand why I can still go in a store and buy a weapon of war – an AR.Trump, here's where you say No. 5: "I hear you."
I was reading today that a person, 20 years old, walked in to a store and bought an AR-15 in five minutes with an expired ID. How is it that easy to buy this type of weapon. How did we not stop this after Columbine? After Sandy Hook? I’m sitting with a mother that lost her son. It’s still happening!
In Australia there was a shooting at a school in 1999. You know after that they took a lot of ideas, they put legislation together and they stopped it. Can anyone here guess how many shootings there have been in a school since then in Australia? Zero.
We need to do something. That’s why we’re here. So let’s be strong for the fallen who don’t have a voice to speak anymore, and let’s never let this happen again. Please. Please."