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Parkland Victim's Father: Mad No National Action Taken to End Gun Violence

Parkland Victim's Father: Mad No National Action Taken to End Gun Violence

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the Parkland, Florida, shooting in February, speaks during a protest against the National Rifle Association in Dallas earlier this month. (AP Photo/Rex Curry)

By    |   Friday, 18 May 2018 06:55 PM

The father of a 14-year-old student killed in the shooting attack in Parkland, Florida, in February said Friday that "I'm pissed off" because nothing is happening on a national level to curb gun violence following the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas.

"I can't get over that this is happening again," Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter, Jaime, was killed in the Feb. 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, told Jake Tapper on CNN.

"I'm not discouraged because things are changing," he added. "I go city to city, state to state.

"Look at what the business community is doing.

"Things are changing," he said. "Laws are changing.

"However, on a national level, nothing is happening. And that is where action needs to happen.

"Because, unfortunately, when you have inconsistent laws all over the country, which is what we have now, these things will still happen."

Jaime Guttenberg, a freshman, was among 17 people killed and 17 injured in the attack at Stoneman Douglas — and officials now require students to carry only clear backpacks and wear new school-issued IDs at all times.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered more State Highway Patrol officers to the school and students can only enter through specialized checkpoints.

School officials are debating whether to allow metal detectors at Stoneman Douglas.

Still, Guttenberg called for national action because "when you have states that won't put in place any laws, these things are going to happen.

"The reality is we need to do everything we can to stop these incidents from happening.

"There will be a dissection of what happened here today and figuring out why it happened — and we'll talk about what we could have done and should have done, but we also need to limit the casualties.

"We need to deal with the issue of guns as well," Guttenberg said. "We need to deal with everything.

"I am actually encouraged by what is happening on a local level."

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The father of a 14-year-old student killed in the shooting attack in Parkland, Florida, in February said Friday that "I'm pissed off" because nothing is happening on a national level to curb gun violence following the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas."I can't get over...
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