Parkland High School Student: I Don’t Think Gun Control Would Have Prevented This

After the unpleasant shooting took place in Parkland, Florida, the internet divided in half debating whether it’s time for stricter gun laws. The left is claiming that the stricter gun control would prevent so many lives being lost to mass shootings. However, one student who attended the school disagrees with them.


MSNBC interviewed two brothers who know Nikolas Cruz, the shooter. One of the brothers was inside the school and one was outside. Aidan Minoff explained that he heard a few loud pops, but he believed it might be a “kid throwing something” or a “chip bag opening at the hallway.” Just a few moments later, someone ran into the classroom and said there was an active shooter outside.

Brandon, Aidan’s brother, explained that he had direct contacts with Cruz in the past as he had two classes and even did a project with him. Brandon knew that Cruz was expelled from two different private schools, was held back twice, and wanted to join the military.

Anchor Brian Williams then asked“If you were a lawmaker, an adult in a decision-making position, how would you stop do you think the kind of thing that happened today?”

Brandon responded:

“Gun-wise, I don’t think there’s any way to prevent it. You outlaw guns, it just creates higher demand for it. I think it has to do with mental health, though. If he’s been expelled three different times from three different schools, I think he should be helped out.”