Florida shooting victim’s father praises Trump’s gun control measures
In the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida shooting, Andrew Pollack, the father of 18-year-old Meadow Pollack who was gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, plans to take the state’s newly passed gun law to every governor in the United States.
“For the moment I feel like I’m carrying the weight in this country for all the parents and grandparents,” Pollack told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on “Varney & Co.” on Monday. “I feel an obligation to put every governor on notice and tell them this can really happen.”
Pollack stood beside Florida Gov. Rick Scott last Friday as he signed into law the first gun control measures in the state in decades. The bill raises the legal age for the purchase of rifles from 18 to 21, bans bump stocks and allows the training and arming of staff at schools.
“It’s really good for the state of Florida and it moves the country in the right direction in protecting our kids,” he said.
The White House on Sunday night unveiled proposals to reduce gun violence at schools, including arming teachers and supporting a bill to improve criminal background checks on gun buyers, but recanted President Trump’s idea to increase the minimum age to buy certain firearms.
Pollack praised Trump’s efforts.
“He’s listening,” Pollack said. “I commend the president for stepping up and taking action for the interest of the people and that’s what we all want – we want our kids protected when they go to school