Andrew Pollack — the father of one of the victims of the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — slammed President Biden for using the third anniversary of the shooting to promote his gun control plan.
Pollack, author of "Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created the Parkland Shooter and Endanger America's Students," said that he was "disgusted" with Biden.
"I was so disgusted that Biden, on the anniversary of my daughter getting murdered, announced — you know, his administration announced — that they were going to do all these, put all these gun control measures in place," Pollack said. "And he mentioned the Parkland shooting. Every one of those [gun control measures] that he wants to put in place wouldn't have made a difference in my daughter getting murdered in Parkland. They're not capable of looking at solutions."
Pollack's book explores failings in the education and justice systems that led to Nikolas Cruz attacking Majory Stoneman Douglas High School.
"What I did, I took a step back when the media — mainstream media — was attacking our Second Amendment," he said. "I took a step back, and I looked into the failures in Parkland, and I dissected them one by one, Grant, 'cause I wanted to make a difference, I wanted to help law enforcement with their response to a mass shooting, and that's what I did. I came up with an organization called ‘School Safety Grant.' Any law enforcement agency, I urge them to go on schoolsafetygrant.org. Go on my website, we dissect all the failures. When you put just gun control measures in, you mask solutions, okay, because they're very simple-minded, you know, they're not able to look at, really, the failures. And that's what we did. There were so many failures in Parkland. All those students and the media, they jumped on the gun control bandwagon."