Listen as Larry spoke with Kyle Kashuv, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, regarding an app he’s creating to provide emotional support for his classmates following the deadly shooting at his high school.
O’Connor: Based on your understanding, you’re a junior in high school you’ve probably been studying U.S. History a little bit more, hopefully, than a lot of us have been, at least not on a daily basis, your understanding of the second amendment and how it meshes with what you’re hearing right now about people wanting to ban certain types of weapons.
Kashuv: Well look here’s the thing, the second amendment won’t be touched, at all. The only thing that can be placed now are restrictions and limitations. The discussion is on the limitations. And right now I think definitely what can be achieved is the mental health and deeper background checks. And I think getting those passed first and then having the gun debate on what guns should be allowed is a discussion that we will have in the upcoming weeks / months after this current legislation gets passed.
As the interview continued, Kashuv shared his idea of placing armed veterans in schools. Kashuv dialogue he’s had with his classmates regarding the gun debate.
Kashuv: The issue is that I find very saddening is that there is an array of ignorance and stupidness and just following the mass ideology without properly doing your own research or knowing the facts. Like I talk to many individuals and they were like, ‘Kyle we have to ban all automatic weapons’. And I was like, ‘Say that again’. And they’re like, ‘Kyle we have to ban all automatic weapons’. And I was like, ‘Hold on they’ve been banned for a very long time’. It’s [inaudible] ignorance because these are smart kids and like I love my peers, you know I really do love my peers..It’s just that a simple Google search will find out that it’s not true.
As students return to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday, two weeks after the Valentine’s Day massacre that killed 17, junior Kyle Kashuv said mental health discussions are gaining traction among his peers.
“We definitely understand we have a lacking in the department for emotional support at our schools,” Kashuv said Wednesday during an interview on FOX Business’ “Mornings with Maria.” “And right now we clearly see a lot of movement in legislation trying to enact that.” [Read More]
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