Parkland school shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv talked about the “silent majority” at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that support his thinking in an interview with Face the Nation on Sunday. Kashuv also complained about the lack of response from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, whom he dubbed “cowards of Broward”
Kashuv wondered why there were so many ‘F the NRA’ signs but no ‘F Sheriff Scott Israel’ signs.
From his Face the Nation appearance:
“I mean we’ve seen on so many different levels that the cowards of Broward failed, the FBI failed, Sheriff Scott Israel failed,” So many different multilayered levels failed in Parkland and it’s absolutely reprehensible that I didn’t see one single poster yesterday at the march that said F the NRA, sorry. That said F Sheriff Scott Israel.”
MARGARET BRENNAN, FACE THE NATION: So have you considered, I mean give me a sense when you go back to- to Parkland and you have to go to school and sit in the same classroom with some of these people you’re disagreeing with. How many other fellow students support your way of thinking?
KYLE KASHUV, MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: There’s a very– there’s a silent minority at Stoneman Douglas who agrees with me completely. Something called the Marshal Program which was registered and implemented in Florida and which would allow properly trained officers and- and veterans and unemployed veterans to acquire the training to protect our schools because we’ve seen in Maryland that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. And it really concerned me as to how come we did not see a single person-
BRENNAN: You would have liked more armed guards at the school?
KASHUV: Absolutely, I mean we saw it Maryland. He- he stopped the shooter. He did his job and had the cowards of Broward done their job, I think that the count in Parkland would have been much lower. We saw that in Maryland that a good guy with a gun stopped the bad guy with the gun. The only way to stop an active shooter on campus is to have another person to- to eliminate him.