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Parkland students say they’ll keep working on gun-control efforts

Cameron Kasky, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, addressed the March for Our Lives rally in Washington on Saturday.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Two students from Parkland, Fla., who helped to organize the March for our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday said their efforts aren’t finished.

Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Cameron Kasky said the gun-control measures by Florida officials and by President Trump don’t go far enough.

“I think assault weapons need to be banned,” he said. “Small weapons need more restrictions. These are all common sense.”

He said he does not support a ban on every kind of firearm, despite the worries of gun advocates.

“The NRA wants people to think that. They’re fear-mongering. They’re trying to exploit peoples’ fears.”


Gun advocates have said the students are pawns in use by people who want stricter gun laws.

“They can’t attack our argument, so they have to attack us personally,” Kasky said. “I can’t imagine how much lower they can get.”

Delaney Tarr, a Parkland student who spoke at the Washington rally, said she has noted the “support and positivity” she and other students have received. “We know we’re going to have to keep working on this.”

Delaney Tarr spoke in Washington on Saturday.JIM LO SCALZO/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock