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Some Parkland parents angry no mention of of gun law reform in SOTU

There was no mention of gun law reform in the State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

Several parents who lost children in the Parkland school shooting were in Washington D.C. for President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

They were hoping to hear from the President on gun safety reform, but that moment never came.

After the speech, Manuel Oliver, whose son Joaquin was killed in the shooting tweeted this:

“If you want your murdered son or daughter to be mentioned at SOTU, make sure the killer of your kid is an illegal immigrant. In this “perfect nation” crimes with the blessing of the NRA are fine.we call BS!”

Oliver was invited to the SOTU as a guest of U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch.

Fred Guttenberg, father of Jaime who was also killed in the attack, attended as the guest of Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Guttenberg shared similar frustrations as Oliver following the SOTU.

He tweeted, “40,000 people die a year from gun violence, and this President did not consider that an actual emergency. Sad to realize that if all gun violence were committed by illegal aliens, this President would be working overtime to do something about it.”


As of early Wednesday morning Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed, had not yet posted to social media about his reaction to the President’s SOTU speech.

Pollack was a guest of Senator Rick Scott.

Next Thursday marks one year since 17 students and teachers were killed in the Parkland shooting.

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