Parkland Students, Families Set an Example for the Gun Control Debate All of America Can Learn From

Parkland Students, Families Set an Example for the Gun Control Debate All of America Can Learn From

While students and families of victims from Parkland, Florida, disagree on gun control, both sides of the debate came together for a lunch with one goal in mind — keeping kids safe. On Sunday, vocal gun control advocates, including Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg, broke bread with school safety advocates, including Hunter and Andrew Pollack and Patrick Petty. Since the shooting, Gonzalez and Hogg have been leaders in the call for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and increased gun control legislation. Paul Morigi/Getty Images Paul Morigi/Getty Images Hunter and Andrew, who lost a sister and daughter, respectively, during the shooting, and Petty, whose daughter was also killed, have called for increasing the safety measures at schools before a crackdown on firearms. While these two parties may seem to be on completely opposite sides of the spectrum, they all came together to create change and save others from the same tragedy. Hogg tweeted a photo of the group and said that by working together, “the young people will win.” By working together @PatrickPetty23 @AndrewPollackFL @PollackHunter @theparklandproj @Emma4Change and the young people will win. Lots of great work ahead to make our schools and communities more safe. Time to #FixIt pic.twitter.com/6OBe3MA5Bh Gonzalez tweeted that the lunch “healed my soul” and that she’s never been more excited to work on “student and societal safety.” This lunch honestly Healed my Soul I’ve never felt more Excited to work on student and Societal safety with these guys :’-) https://t.co/2PnzTtKkXw Hunter shared a photo of […]

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