Parkland Shooting Victim Father: It Is Not About Gun Control, It Is About Safety In Schools

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Andrew Pollack, the father of Meadow Pollack who was killed during the Parkland high school shooting, dresses down 'Fox News Sunday' host Chris Wallace for focusing too much time on gun control and not enough on school safety.

"It's not going to be fixed because I just heard what you said, what you are focusing on, polarizing this event, the murder of these kids. You're talking about gun control," Pollack told Chris Wallace on this week's edition of "Fox News Sunday."

"I just had to listen to you and Gov. Scott talk about gun control. Gun control is a big issue. No one in America is going to come together on control, Chris."





"You didn’t say one thing about fixing it!" the father exclaimed. "We can get together on school safety. But when you polarize it, this event and every other media — we don’t care about gun control right now. That’s a big issue in the country and you’re not going to get everyone together on it."

"You're just talking about gun control, which is going to just give you more ratings," he continued. "Today it's not about guns, it's about the safety in our schools. And that's what you ask Gov. Scott about and I got to listen to that at my house."

Pollack made national headlines this week when he appeared at a White House listening session about gun violence hosted by President Trump. "I'm very angry that this happened, because it keeps happening," the bereaved father said, declaring that 9/11 "happened once, and they fixed everything. How many schools, how many children have to get shot? It stops here, with this administration and me."

Transcript:

POLLACK: It's not going to be fixed because I just heard what you said. What you are focusing on, polarizing this event, the murder of these kids. You are talking about gun control. I just had to listen to you and Governor Scott talk about gun control.

Gun control is a big issue. No one in America is going to gun together on gun control, Chris. We’re here -- you didn't say one thing about fixing it. The American people, we could get together on school safety, but when you polarize it, this event and every other media, we don't care about gun control right now. That's a big issue in the country and you are not going to get everyone together on it.

But we are going to get everyone together on fixing our schools and I just listen to you. So, I just listen to you. You didn’t talk -- you didn't mention one question to Governor Scott about what are we going to do about the security of our children? How are we going to do that?

But you are just talking about gun control, which is going to just give you more ratings and every other media or event. My daughter is dead, I want to know our kids are going to school in Kentucky on Monday, how are those kids safe? How about bringing that up to the media? How about bringing that up to Governor Scott?

Not about guns. It's not about guns now. Today, it's not about guns. It's about the safety in our schools.

And that's what you ask Governor Scott about and I got to listen to that at my house. My kid is not here because the schools weren't safe, that's the main thing. If you go into a courthouse, the judge is safe. The stenographer is not worried someone is coming in with a gun because they can't get in with a gun.

The American people, we just want our school safe. We don't want to talk about guns right now.

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