Father of Parkland Shooting Victim: Guns Didn’t Kill My Daughter, Democratic Policies Did

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September 16, 2019US News
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Father of Parkland Shooting Victim: Guns Didn’t Kill My Daughter, Democratic Policies Did
Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow Pollack was killed in the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, speaks to U.S. President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC. on on Dec. 18, 2018. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Andrew Pollack, the father of Meadow Pollack who died aged 18 in the Parkland mass shooting in February 2018, does not blame the NRA, or even the convicted gunman, Nikolas Cruz, for his daughter’s untimely death. He blames Democratic policymakers.

In his latest book, written in collaboration with Max Eden, a conservative education researcher, and expert from a NY think tank, “Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created The Parkland Shooter and Endanger America’s Students,” Pollack delves deep into the root causes that have led to Meadow’s tragic death.

“I wanted to look into it, I wanted to honor my daughter to see what happened, and how it could happen that I put my daughter in a school, in a nice neighboorhood, and then I’m never going to see her again,” Pollack told Fox News. “I wanted to know the facts. I didn’t just listen to mainstream media, I didn’t jump on that bandwagon—and I found out that there was a multitude of failures and policies that lead up to my daughter getting murdered, that the mainstream media didn’t want to cover.”

A memorial for Meadow Pollack
A memorial for Meadow Pollack, one of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, sits in a park in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 16, 2018. (Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images)

During his quest, Pollack spoke with school teachers, superintendents, and even with the gunman’s defense attorney, to dig up the real causes that led to the shooting. After an investigation that took more than a year to complete, he presents a jaw-dropping culture of, neglect, denial, irresponsibility, and absolution.

“To me, gun control would’ve been if they arrested him for punching his mother’s teeth out and he got a background,” said Pollack. “Democrats put these policies in place that don’t believe in holding kids accountable or arresting them while they’re juveniles. So if they don’t arrest them, and they don’t get a background, then they’re able to purchase weapons legally, and a background check is useless,” he said.

“My daughter paid the ultimate sacrifice because of those Democratic policies, and I’ve been hurt by the Democrats more than anybody in this country—and I hold them responsible,” Pollack stated, according to the outlet.

Pollack has been advocating his school safety stances right from the onset. Last year, he clashed with actress Alyssa Milano, as the Epoch Times reported.

Father of Parkland Shooting Victim Blasts Alyssa Milano’s NRA Remarks

The father of Parkland shooting victim Meadow Pollack rebuked actress Alyssa Milano for blaming the National Rifle Association for his daughter’s death.

Andrew Pollack said Milano should “learn her facts before she speaks” about the incident in which a gunman opened fire on Valentine’s Day in 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 and wounding 17.

Pollack was responding to Milano’s criticism in a speech she gave in Parkland, Florida, on Sept. 30, 2018.

Milano emceed the Actions For Change Music and Food Festival in Parkland to encourage young people to vote. As the host, she decried the political influence of the NRA, according to WLRN-TV.

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Andrew Pollack is joined by his sons as he addresses a listening session with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on February 21, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In April 2018, Pollack founded a nonprofit, Americans for CLASS (Children’s Lives and School Safety) and formulated an eight-point plan for classroom safety. He has called for greater security measures at schools, such as securing the perimeter, controlling the flow of entry, and protecting the interior with armed guards.

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