These teenagers and the survivors of the school and parents of the victims and everyone from this community are so brave and so strong and I’m honestly having a hard time watching this truly amazing town hall because I keep breaking into tears.
Watch the whole thing:
Or you can watch some highlights:
The is the must-watch video of this moment: teenagers confronting politicians about the dark money flooding and corrupting politics https://t.co/9I5U3bliUv
— James West (@jameswest2010) February 22, 2018
These students aren't playing around. Coming out swinging! Michelle Lapidot speaking #CNNTownHall #StudentsStandUp pic.twitter.com/VO69gCLOOp
— PennFal25 (@PennFal25) February 22, 2018
Sen. Marco Rubio is confronted by Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the Parkland shooting: “Look at me and tell me guns were the factor in the hunting of our kids … and you will work with us to do something about guns” #StudentsStandUp https://t.co/6HhA3qstzT
— Deena Zeina Zaru 👩🏻💻 (@Deena_Zaru) February 22, 2018
Student Emma Gonzalez: Do you believe it should be harder to obtain semi-automatic weapons?
NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch: "I don't believe that this insane monster should have ever been able to obtain a firearm" #StudentsStandUp https://t.co/qWz6prxpkC
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) February 22, 2018
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel to NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch: “You just told this group of people you are standing up for them. You are not standing up for them until you say, 'I want less weapons'” #StudentsStandUp https://t.co/eFNLkxUgoi https://t.co/JDuyVjC0wM
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) February 22, 2018
Broward County Sheriff Steve Israel throws down on the NRA by calling for gun control. #CNNTownHall pic.twitter.com/LRFDGsOF8E
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 22, 2018
Lori Alhadeff, whose 14-year-old daughter died in the shooting, delivers a powerful speech at #StudentsStandUp directed at the NRA: “Enough talk. What is your action?” https://t.co/EniNh54u6q
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 22, 2018
A teacher who sheltered dozens of terrified students during the Florida high school shooting asked why some think it's a good idea that she be armed.
Sen. Marco Rubio responded, "First, I don't support that." https://t.co/CeiTTpdrQf #StudentsStandUp pic.twitter.com/y8e1XaGLrt
— CNN International (@cnni) February 22, 2018
Florida history teacher schools @NRA's @DLoesch on the 2nd amendment. It's amazing. pic.twitter.com/9HhzTHVXmr
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) February 22, 2018
Max Schachter, father of Florida high school shooting victim Alex Schachter, shares a poem that his son wrote https://t.co/RtJCSmd1sR #StudentsStandUp pic.twitter.com/XmxVpBt3Ek
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) February 22, 2018
For more on the politicians’ responses, see this post.