Parkland Dad On Arming Teachers: ‘This Is America’


Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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Andrew Pollack, who lost his daughter, Meadow, in the Parkland school shooting, said that teachers should have the “freedom” to carry guns in classrooms.


Pollack faced online attacks after he was pictured holding up a photo of Meadow and wearing a Trump shirt, but that hasn’t stopped him from sharing his pro-gun messages. During an interview on CNN on Wednesday morning, anchor Alisyn Camerota asked Pollack if he really thought it was a good idea to arm teachers. (RELATED: Trump-Supporting Father Who Lost Daughter In Florida Shooting Delivers Amazing Speech At White House)

“I have the answer for everyone who’s all up in arms about that,” Pollack declared. “This is America and it’s freedom of choice, right? You have the choice to go to any school you want.”

“So my answer to them is, if you don’t want a teacher or a marshal, or you don’t want someone with a gun at your school, you go to a gun free school zone,” he explained. “That’s where you go, you take your kid, and you go to a gun free zone, and you take them there.”

“And that fixes everything,” he asserted.

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