Student Brandon Minoff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, recently did an interview with The Daily Wire, where he blamed the media for politicizing the massacre that occurred on Valentine’s Day rather than focusing on the students and faculty who lost their lives.
Minoff, who did interviews with MSNBC and CNN, said during the interview on Sunday that he believes the media is using the tragedy to push their gun control agenda, instead of reporting the facts about the shooting in a neutral way.
After the publication asked him whom he thinks is pushing the gun control agenda Minoff replied, “I think it’s the media. They exploit everything to make it political. They’re more concerned about gun control at this moment rather than the fact that there were 17 people that were killed.”
Minoff believes in some form of gun control and wishes to discuss with President Donald Trump the issue at hand.
“It pains me to see that knowing that 17 of my classmates are dead and they just want to talk about gun control,” he continued. “Students have opinions, they say stuff that they’re against guns, and that gun control is necessary, but they’re making it bigger than it needs to be at this moment.”
The Daily Wire reported,”When asked if lawmakers should aim to pass more legislation to try to prevent tragedies like this from occurring in the future, he said that if lawmakers do pass legislation it needs to be something that is effective and ‘helpful’ at fixing the situation, but added, ‘I don’t know how effective that is.'”
“You can’t drink until you’re 21, but that doesn’t stop kids from drinking,” he noted. “I don’t know if there is a way to stop it. There is a way around anything.”
“Minoff said that he ‘definitely’ thinks that schools should have armed security guards, a comment he made while discussing football coach and security guard Aaron Feis, who was killed as he shielded students from the shooter,” The Daily Wire report continued.
“If coach Feis would have had a gun or any of the other security guards would have had a gun it definitely would have been less fatal,” he said. “[The shooter] and coach Feis were face-to-face and he just shielded kids instead of having the ability to kill the shooter.”