Parkland parent pressures Manchin on gun reform: ‘You represent the nation’

Parkland parent pressures Manchin on gun reform: 'You represent the nation'

Gun control activist Fred Guttenberg , whose daughter was killed in the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Fla., on Friday called out Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) for his opposition to two gun control bills passed by the House last month. Guttenberg said "more people will die" as a result of Congressional inaction during an interview on CNN’s “New Day.” The Florida parent made the remarks in response to comments by Manchin in an earlier interview in which Manchin explained his opposition to certain gun control measures by stating that he represents the people of West Virginia. “You know what? No he doesn’t,” Guttenberg argued. “He ran to be a senator, his decisions have national implications and people die because of the things he does or doesn’t do.” “My daughter died because of gun violence that was preventable,” he added. “More people will die across this nation because of things Sen. Manchin said this morning.” He went on to say, “Let’s remind people like Sen. Manchin, ‘No, you got elected in your state, you represent the nation, and you need to make national choices.’” Guttenberg then said that he would like to meet with Manchin, directly addressing the senator by saying, “Sen. Manchin, let’s find a coffee shop somewhere to meet. Let’s meet, let’s get together, let’s talk about the reality of gun violence. Let’s talk about why you need to be part of moving this Senate forward.” “The time to start saving lives is now,” he […]

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