Parkland dad blames gun control push for Uvalde

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Now in the aftermath of a deadly mass shooting in Uvalde, TX, we start to pick up the pieces. However, for some, it’s time to push through gun control. They don’t want to wait to learn just what happened, they start pushing their agenda immediately.


Yet for one Parkland parent, it’s that continued push for gun control that led to Uvalde in the first place.

The father of a teenage victim of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting told Fox News Digital on Wednesday that state governments haven’t “learned anything” from past school shootings and insisted more gun laws are not the solution to preventing more shootings.

Evidently they didn’t learn anything,” Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed when a gunman opened fire at her school in Parkland in 2018, told Fox News Digital.

Pollack referenced a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, in 2018 that left 10 dead and reiterated that more could be done to increase security in schools.

“They didn’t learn anything from what happened in Texas at that school shooting, they didn’t learn anything from what happened in Parkland at that shooting, they didn’t learn anything from what happened at Sandy Hook,” Pollack explained. “When you focus on just gun control this is what happens. It’s happened again.”


Pollack isn’t wrong.

Following Parkland, a lot of us talked about hardening our schools. We talked about single points of entry and other tools that could help prevent another school shooting.

This seemed like it should be non-controversial. After all, we all know that even if you ban AR-15s from the face of the Earth, mass shootings could still happen. Hardening schools looked like an easy place to at least start.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where that is completely irrelevant.

The truth of the matter is that these kinds of things will continue because anti-gun jihadists cannot wrap their heads around the idea that maybe a solution can be found outside of gun control. More accurately, they don’t want to wrap their heads around it.

Rather than try to find the points we can agree on and then go from there, they go right for gun control.

I’ve often accused the anti-Second Amendment zealots out there of using the bodies of the slain as a soapbox, and this is a perfect example.

There are a thousand things we can at least try, that we can put into place to help mitigate the threat, but none of them can be discussed because these spoiled children cannot accept that curtailing the rights of people who did nothing wrong isn’t exactly a rational starting position.


While they pontificate about how wrong we are for not capitulating to their demands, it’s imperative we remind them that we have solutions. We have ideas that would have prevented this tragedy, but they were so bullheaded about gun control they refused to listen to any alternatives.

It’s on them. Uvalde is on them.

They’ll try to pretend otherwise, but we all know the truth. This could have been prevented after Parkland, but they were so fixated on gun control they couldn’t think of anything else.

Now, 21 more innocent people are dead.

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