Parkland Survivor Cameron Kasky to Kyle Kashuv: "We Are Not Trying To Take Away Everybody's Guns"

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School junior Cameron Kasky is asked to respond to fellow classmate Kyle Kashuv who said the students "truly don't know what they're marching for." Kashuv, who is pro-gun and has a different take on responding to the school shooting last month, was not invited to speak at Saturday's 'March For Our Lives' event.

"We are not trying to take everybody's guns away," Kasky said on FOX News Sunday. "My father was a reserve police officer. We have guns in our house. They are responsibly managed and hidden from anyone but him."

"The point is, we are not trying to take away everybody's guns away and the NRA wants people to think that. They are fear-mongers. They want to sell weapons by exploiting people's fears. So, the second we want to put common sense resolutions on these assault weapons, the NRA will say they are trying to steal every single one of your guns and people believe them. Fortunately, the majority of the American people see past this," he said.





The student activist also called for an assault weapons ban.

CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS SUNDAY: The NRA says that what you guys want to do is not just take away semiautomatic weapons, just take away high-capacity weapons, you really want to take away people’s guns.

Here is one of your fellow students at parkland, Kyle Kashuv, talking during the march yesterday.

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KYLE KASHUV, PARKLAND SCHOOL SHOOTING SURVIVOR: They truly don't know what they’re marching for. They think that they are marching to end school violence, but in reality, the March for Our Lives Website has it listed that they want to ban assault rifles.

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WALLACE: Cameron, how do you respond to Kyle?

CAMERON KASKY, MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL: Well, first of all, we are not just marching to end school violence. We are marching to end violence all over the country, because that's where it happens.

Second of all, we are not trying to take everybody's guns away. My father was a reserve police officer. We have guns in our house. They are responsibly managed and hidden from anyone but him.

The point is, we are not trying to take away everybody's guns away and the NRA wants people to think that. They are fear-mongers. They want to sell weapons by exploiting people's fears. So, the second we want to put common sense resolutions on these assault weapons, the NRA will say they are trying to steal every single one of your guns and people believe them. Fortunately, the majority of the American people see past this.

WALLACE: So, where would you draw the line in terms of eliminating guns? Would it just be assault weapons?

KASKY: I think assault weapons need to be banned and I think that smaller weapons used more for protection of your homes can be sold, but there need to be more restrictions. You need to go through mental health check, you need to be 21. These are all things that are common sense and I think getting a handgun to protect your home is an important thing if you need to, but it can't be that easy.

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