By Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial
Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the Valentine’s Day Parkland massacre, has made the rounds of national news lately, along with other survivors such as David Hogg. They have made frequent news appearance speaking primarily for gun control.
Gonzalez, in a speech that occurred recently after the Parkland shooting, attempted to justify the treatment of Nicholas Cruz that reportedly has happened since middle school.
“Those talking about how we should have not ostracized him, you didn’t know this kid! We did!”
Her statement seems to indicate that Cruz “deserved” the treatment he received from his peers.
In response to the student walkout movement, a counter movement know as “Walk Up” was sparked, that advocated for talking to the kids that were alone and without friends.
Gonzalez’s statements go directly against the intentions of the Walk Up movement. It seems that rather than integrating hurt and broken kids into social groups, the Parkland activists wish to attack gun owners and the NRA within the United States.