According to one Parkland high school student, the media is shamefully using the deadly tragedy which killed 17 to push gun control, instead of focusing on the students victimized by the murderous rampage.
In a Daily Wire interview, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Brandon Minoff said the mainstream media is merely pouncing on the opportunity to forward their political agenda. When asked who, in his opinion, is constructing the gun control narrative regarding the mass shooting, Minoff responded:
"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 -- who has also previously spoken to MSNBC and CNN about the shooting, said he hopes to meet President Trump in order to discuss the situation. He believes in restrictions related to owning guns, he says, but he is intensely bothered by the way the media have disgraced the atrocity by using it as a pawn for their political maneuvering:
"It pains me to see that, knowing that 17 of my classmates are dead and they just want to talk about gun control. 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."
Asked if legislation would have prevented the Florida shooting, Minoff was doubtful:
"You can’t drink until you’re 21, but that doesn't stop kids from drinking. I don’t know if there is a way to stop it. There is a way around anything."
Furthermore, Minoff believed more guns may be the answer:
"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. [The shooter] and coach Feis were face-to-face and he just shielded kids instead of having the ability to kill the shooter."