Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS Student Alfonso Calderon: NRA "Basically Killing Kids"


From Wednesday's broadcast of Wolf on CNN:

WOLF BLITZER, CNN: Yes, it's an awful situation all around. I know it's painful and difficult for you and all of your friends at school.

Let me get your reaction to what's happened with Dick's Sporting Goods, a major retailer business that actually sold the Florida shooter a shotgun last year at the age of only 18. They say they will stop selling A.R.-15-style rifles. The CEO of the store, of the company, also says a decision was made for the kids of Stoneman Douglas.

You're going to have to be 21 from now on to purchase any kind of weapon there. What's your reaction?

ALFONSO CALDERON, MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS STUDENT: I know I just talked about some very depressing issues, but I want to say that is the most uplifting news I have heard in a while. It's been very tough going to my state capitol in Tallahassee and being told that I won't be able to do anything or the Hill in Washington, D.C., and facing some trouble. But I'm glad to see that companies are finally hearing not only the children's outcry but everybody in this country who is sick and tired of the dysfunctional laws and system we have set in place. I'm glad that Dick's Sporting Goods supports common sense gun laws, such an as 18-year-old should not be able to buy a shotgun or A.R.-15. That's just not sensible. And I'm glad that companies, which are what will stop the NRA from doing what they're doing, basically killing kids, the companies are going to be the ones that are going to stop this. And I'm calling out every single company right now who is not in favor of cutting their ties with the NRA. The NRA has shown themselves to be toxic, vile, and to not support the right to live, which is in the preamble of the Constitution. I want them to remember they always talk about the Second Amendment, but that preamble is before it. Because of its importance and its necessity for America to be the way it is.

BLITZER: Alfonso Calderon is a junior at Stoneman Douglas High School. Today was the first day back at school.

(via Breitbart Video)

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