As a substitute, he hosted an livestream with conservative commentators who mentioned their assist of the Second Modification.
“I really imagine this livestream — studying about our Structure and discovering methods to save lots of lives with out infringing on our Structure — is the easiest way to sanctify the day and bear in mind those that had been misplaced in (the Parkland capturing) and in Columbine,” Kashuv informed CNN. “I created this occasion to just do that.”
Kashuv has constructed a profile because the conservative various to the outspoken members of the #NeverAgain motion — fellow Parkland college students David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez and Cameron Kasky. He is been outspoken about his assist for gun possession whereas his classmates have referred to as for extra legal guidelines to be applied within the wake of the capturing.
Audio system took turns speaking about coverage and their assist of Americans’ proper to bear arms and provided statistics that countered gun management advocates’ arguments to enact gun management laws. Some voiced their assist for the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation.
Kirk additionally provided different strategies of lowering gun violence in colleges, akin to having extra armed guards on American campuses or inserting extra steel detectors in colleges.
Former US Rep. Joe Walsh stated the Parkland shooter alone was chargeable for the capturing, not weapons.
“Whether or not he had a gun, a hammer, a bomb, whether or not he drove a pickup truck by means of the window of a classroom … He is chargeable for that act, not the gun, not the hammer and never the pickup truck,” Walsh stated.
Kashuv weighed in on the college walkout on Twitter, calling it “pointless.”
Kashuv later informed CNN he believed the livestream had been successful, and that he was honored by the commentators that selected to take part.