Subject: Re: Father Of Student Killed In Parkland Slams Media For "Polarizing"America Over `Gun Control' Rather Than Talking About `School Safety'
On 27/02/2018 12:05 PM, Ubiquitous wrote:
> Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was killed in the recent Parkland
> shooting, appeared on “Fox News Sunday,” and railed against the
> media for making the incident about gun control rather than “school
> Here’s the exchange between host Chris Wallace and Pollack:
> WALLACE: I want to say right at the start how sorry all of
> us are for your loss, and what you’ve had to go through.
> Andrew, when you were at the White House at that very raw,
> emotional moment, you said, “Look, after 9/11, we fixed the
> situation; we made it a lot harder for people to get onto
> planes with guns.” When you hear what Governor Scott just
> said; when you hear what President Trump is saying; will
> that fix the problem?
> POLLACK: It's not gonna be fixed because I just heard what
> you said, what you're focusing on. Polarizing this event –
> the murder of these kids. You're talking about gun control.
> I just had to listen to you and Governor Scott talk about
> gun control.
> Gun control is a big issue. No one in America is gonna come
> together on gun control, Chris. We're here – you didn't say
> one thing about fixing it. The American people, we could
> get together on school safety, but when you polarize it,
> this event – and every other media – we don't care about
> gun control right now. That's a big issue in the country
> and you're not going to get everyone together on it. But
> we're gonna get everyone together on fixing our schools.
> And I just listened to you...you didn't mention one question
> to Governor Scott about what are we gonna do about the
> security for our children – how are we gonna do that?
> But you're just talking about gun control, which is gonna
> just give you more ratings...
> Our kids are going to school in Kentucky on Monday – how
> are those kids safe? How about bringing that up to the
> media? How about bringing that up to Governor Scott? Not
> about guns. It's not about guns now. Today, it's not about
> guns, it's about the safety in our schools. ...
> My kid's not here because the schools weren't safe – that's
> the main thing. You go into a courthouse, the judge is safe;
> the stenographer's not worried someone's coming in with a
> gun because they can't get in with a gun. The American
> people, we just want our schools safe. We don't wanna talk
> about guns right now.
> Pollack’s reply to Chris Wallace is reminiscent of a video from gun
> rights activist and lawyer, Colion Noir, uploaded to YouTube on
> February 18.
> In the video, Noir says:
> “Gun Free Zone” signs don't keep guns out of schools,
> especially guns in the hands of mass-murderers who aren't
> fazed by signs telling them they're not supposed to bring
> guns into schools. But you know what does? Metal detectors.
> Put metal detectors in our schools. You wanna know why
> they have metal detectors in courthouses, airports, and
> stadiums? Because it prevents mass-murderers from getting
> guns into these places infinitely better than a sign on a
> And if a mass-murderer does try to bring a gun into a school
> and sets the metal detectors off, guess who should be there,
> ready and willing to stop them? Armed guards. We use armed
> guards at banks, armed guards at jewelry stores; we use
> armed guards to protect everything we consider valuable. I
> can't think of anything more valuable than our kids.
> In the wake of the shooting, the media has remained laser focused on
> gun control, with CNN even hosting a “town hall” event featuring
> students from Parkland.
Don't say 'crisis actor'.