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Pulse Survivor Proud of Students for Pressing on Gun Control

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By    |   Monday, 05 March 2018 04:01 PM

Brandon Wolf, a survivor of the June 2016 mass shooting that killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, wrote an op-ed for CNN on Monday expressing his pride in the Parkland, Florida students for their bravery and dedication in creating a growing national movement to defeat gun violence.

Wolf, who is a spokesperson for the #noNRAMoney campaign, an advocacy group that encourages candidates to reject the National Rifle Association, said he is proud of the students for pressing the country to finally demand "a response to the senselessness and lack of accountability for what pass as gun laws in this country."

Wolf stated that although a large majority of Americans support a ban on assault weapons, want more stringent background checks for purchasing firearms and back studies to examine the root causes and research gun violence, none of this has been done due to the "NRA and the gun industry's vise grip on politicians and the American political process."

But he emphasized that, thanks to the inspiration of the students, he is feeling a different mood in the country that this time has a good chance to hold politicians accountable for a real change.

He cited examples of a new trend in which more than a dozen major corporations have broken their ties to the NRA and some GOP politicians are also standing up to the gun lobby, but stressed that "whether or not Congress can deliver is a huge question mark."

Wolf said an important part of this fight is demanding that politicians pledge that they will refuse to take donations from the NRA.

He said a main focus of the struggle for more stringent gun control will be the marches the students are planning for March 24 and pledged that he will be there for the one in Washington D.C.

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Brandon Wolf, a survivor of the June 2016 mass shooting that killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, wrote an op-ed for CNN on Monday expressing his pride in the Parkland, Florida students for their bravery and dedication in creating a growing national movement...
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