A Parkland shooting victim’s parents tricked a former NRA president into giving a graduation speech for a gun violence prevention video

A Parkland shooting victim's parents tricked a former NRA president into giving a graduation speech for a gun violence prevention video

David Keene, a former head and current board member of the National Rifle Association, was duped by a gun control activist group into giving a fake graduation speech to empty chairs that represented the victims of gun violence who would have graduated this year. The parents of a student who died during the Parkland school shooting tricked a former president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to give a speech in front of thousands of empty chairs representing victims of school gun violence. Video posted online shows David Keene addressing a makeshift field in Las Vegas. Keene thought he was practicing his speech to the graduates of James Madison Academy, but in reality he was speaking to 3,044 empty chairs representing students who would have graduated high school this year had they not been killed, according to the parents, Patricia and Manuel Oliver. "This year you focused on one of the most important of [James] Madison’s amendments, the Second Amendment," Keene said to the rows of empty chairs. "There are some who will continue to fight to gut the Second Amendment, but I’d be willing to bet that many of you will be among those who stand up and prevent them from succeeding." "An overwhelming majority of you will go on to college, while others may decide their dream dictates a different route to success," he added. "So my advice to you is simple enough: follow your dream and make it a reality." CNN has reached out to the […]

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