The father of a Parkland school victim slammed Democrats for their gun control plans if they take back the House in the November elections.
Andrew Pollack, the father of 18-year-old Meadow who was killed in the February massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, minced no words, telling Democrats they could “go to hell” for failing his daughter and the other victims.
Pollack was reacting to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s visit with Parkland students and parents in South Florida earlier this week, as she called the anti-gun activists a “blessing to our country,” and promised the issue of gun control would be top on Democrats’ agenda if they regain control of the House.
“I admire you so much,” she said, speaking at the event alongside Democratic U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch and members of the national gun-control group Moms Demand Action, the Sun Sentinel reported.
“You have the purpose, the generosity of spirit. You have the marchers — you have people who will go out there to make a difference — and you just have a relentless, persistent, dissatisfied approach,” she said.
Pollack wasn’t buying what Pelosi was selling and blasted the Democrat leader and her party on Twitter.
What/who failed my daughter:
•Dem Super intendant
•Dem school board
•Dem teachers union
Now Nancy Pelosi is saying that if the Dems take back the House they will take away guns to honor Parkland victims
From a victims dad, go to hell Dems #FixIt
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) October 18, 2018
Democrat policies, a Democrat sheriff, superintendent, school board, and teacher’s union ignored signs that shooter Nikolas Cruz was a potential danger to students, according to Pollack.
While Pelosi indicated she personally supported an assault-weapon ban, she felt “what saves the most lives is the background checks — keeping guns out of the hands of people who should not have them, whatever the weaponry.”
Pollack fired back on Twitter, demanding that Pelosi “should look at what allowed my daughter’s killer to “PASS his” background check.
If @NancyPelosi wants to discuss tightening background checks she should look at what allowed my daughter’s killer to PASS his. Failed Obama era leniency policies initiated by @RobertwRuncie,under reporting and inaction by @browardsheriff and FBI.#fixit https://t.co/zKkHDa5tCa
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) October 18, 2018
He founded Americans for Children’s Lives and School Safety whose “mission is to design, implement and support programs that foster children’s safety, security and well-being.”
Fred Guttenberg’s daughter was also killed at Parkland and he was at the event with Pelosi. He tweeted a response to Pollack’s remarks, telling the father “that is not what she said.”
Andrew, I was at this meeting. That is not what she said.
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) October 18, 2018
Universal background checks are supported by a majority of Americans, according to a Quinnipiac University survey earlier this year showing 97 percent in favor of legislation being implemented.
A new Gallup poll released on Wednesday revealed that support for new control laws has dropped slightly in the last few months.
According to the Washington Free Beacon:
The Gallup poll of 1,019 adults, conducted between Oct. 1 and 10, found 61 percent of respondents support making gun laws stricter. That’s down 6 points from when Gallup asked the same question between March 1 and 8. At the same time support for the idea that gun laws should be kept the same increased from 28 percent to 30 percent and support for the idea they should be made less strict doubled from 4 percent to 8 percent.
While some on Twitter disagreed with Pollack on the issue, many supported his remarks and called out the failures that led to the tragic shooting.
We support you Andrew, thank you for fighting for Broward children and families. God bless.
— digichris (@digichris) October 19, 2018
You’re exactly right! Problem is, they won’t fix it! We need you to run for office Mr. Pollack so it can be fixed. God bless you & your family sir!
— Sherrie Corder (@corder_sherrie) October 18, 2018
@AndrewPollackFL the loss of your daughter is incomprehensible and my heart goes out to you and your entire family. Keep fighting for change – I stand with you.
— Karen Trotzinka (@KarenTrotzinka) October 19, 2018
Right on sir. I’m a Broward County resident and have been appalled at the narcissism and complete incompetence of the law enforcement leaders and school leaders in this county.
— John Lewis (@ameriphoria) October 18, 2018
They want tighter background checks on American citizens and at the same time, want open borders? Liberal logic never ceases to amaze.
— Rusty Trombone (@shit_stainz) October 19, 2018
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