Emma Gonzalez was just a high school kid like a lot of other high school kids but not any more. This fiery young woman gave an emotion filled speech that has gone viral, and she intends to change the gun control conversation in America.
I am sure that that the various pro-gun lobbies have an army of experts picking over her speech looking for technical inaccuracies, questionable data, and the imprecise use of words. They will make great hay about how she has her facts wrong, and the usual pious dog faces will get on television and remind us how they are sending their "thoughts and prayers" and "now is not the time to discuss gun control." Emma and her fellow students call that bullshit.
Here are a few incontrovertible facts:
This young woman and her peers are pissed off.
She and her peers do not believe that mass shootings have no solutions.
She and many of her peers are old enough to vote.
Young people are quite adept at using social media.
Beware hand wringing, platitude offering, do nothing, bags of hot air, these kids have your number and they are coming after you.
Ms Gonzalez, you have made more sense to me than any of the bullshit that has come out Washington in a very long time. You called it right...BULLSHIT. You have restored my faith in humanity.
Is it not ironic that high school students have more common sense than our elected leaders? Is it not sad that they can't be just high school kids, with no worries?
CNN, YouTube video: Florida student to NRA and Trump: 'We call BS'