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Subject: Re: Father Of Student Killed In Parkland Slams Media For "Polarizing"
America Over `Gun Control Rather Than Talking About `School Safety
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 01:48:10 +1100
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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
> safety.”
> 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 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
> 	window.
> 	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.

Never been a fan of conspiracy theories for horrible events, but the 
following require some explanation.

'Full metal garb' - Teacher describes masked gunman at Florida school 

David Hogg has trouble with his lines