By: Micaela Shambee– Editor, The Drive
If you watched the Town Hall meeting with students that survived the Florida School mass shooting last week, you were probably left wondering (like me): why do Americans still care more about their guns then their own children?
Last week I explored this dilemma in “America Does Not Care About its Kids,” but the answer to this question took to the stage after NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch, gave her
scripted answers about the banning of AR-15’s: Republican Senator Marko Rubio. In response to a question posed by a survivor to Senator Rubio about rejecting NRA funding, the Senator answered, not by saying yes, but by attempting to place blame on the constituents that support gun laws and the rights to conceal.
“They fear alienating their primary voters and the National Rifle Association.”
If you look at the statistics, the National Rifle Association (NRA) is a top donor for the Senator Rubio’s Campaign. In 2017 Senator Rubio received over 3 million in funding from the NRA alone.
What is most alarming about the Senator’s response, is that it appears that money is the root cause for ignoring our need for stricter gun laws in America. According to New York Times Article, “Thoughts Prayers and NRA Funding” :
“Most Americans support stronger gun laws — laws that would reduce deaths. But Republicans in Congress stand in the way. They fear alienating their primary voters and the National Rifle Association.”
This leads one to ask: Will Marco Rubio’s Real Agenda Please Stand Up?
Did you watch the Town Hall Meeting? What did you think of Senator Rubio’s response? Sound off in the comments below!
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