After the horrors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday that killed 17 students, the surviving teens are taking to Twitter to hit back at politicians and pundits who are claiming that the issue "isn't about guns."
These include Tomi Lahren, a conservative political commentator who works for the Great American Alliance, who said: "This isn't about guns this is about another lunatic."
Mark Dice, a self-described "media analyst" and "most watched Conservative YouTuber in the world" according to his Twitter account, was callous enough to tell the traumatized students how they should respond to a shooting he was nowhere near at the time. He deleted the offensive tweet after receiving criticism, but in usual form, Twitter captured it before it could disappear.
These students are fed up and having none of the political nonsense. The same student as above also straight up called President Trump a "f*****g price [sic] of s**t" for offering "prayers and condolences" rather than solutions.
Sarah has since changed her username after receiving a flood of attention, positive and negative, for her tweets.
Another student, Morgan Williams, laid into Trump for blaming the issue on mental illness.
Another of the student survivors was interviewed by CNN in the aftermath of the shooting. The teen, David Hogg, begged politicians to get together and take action against school shootings rather than sending "thoughts and prayers. Then there's the student under the Twitter handle "brown egg" who had a general message for gun-obsessed politicians.
While being interviewed by CNN in the aftermath of the shooting, David Hogg begged politicians to get together and take action against school shootings rather than sending "thoughts and prayers."
"Please. This is the 18th one this year. We are children. You guys are the adults. Work together, come over your politics, and get something done."
It's clear that what these kids want is real action on gun control, not empty promises about mental health care, and not thoughts and prayers. The only way to show these fierce teens the respect they deserve is to give them what they want.