We had the honor of photographing Vice President Mike Pence and the National Space Council at the Kennedy Space Center yesterday 🚀
What do you think of the President’s plans to prevent mass shootings? President Trump said Wednesday the administration is going to strengthen background checks for gun purchases and “put a strong emphasis on mental health,” as he promised students and families “we are going to get it done.” The president, Vice President Mike Pence and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos hosted students, teachers and families affected by the Parkland high school shooting for a "listening session" at the White House Wednesday, which lasted close to two hours.
Exactly one week ago, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, whom the president described as "a sick guy," opened fire at the high school and now is charged with killing 17 teachers and students with an AR-15 rifle. “We are going to be very strong on background checks, and put a very strong emphasis on the mental health of somebody,” Trump said at the beginning of the listening session. “We’re going to talk and get it done. It’s been going on too long, too many instances and we’re going to get it done.” @foxnews#donaldtrump#mikepence#parkland#florida#students
You know what? The Parkland shooter, Nikolas Cruz, wasn’t allowed on school campus. Despite that.... he still went on school grounds?!? In addition to that the school was a gun free zone! How did he get on campus with a gun!?😲
Wow! It’s almost as if criminals don’t care about rules and laws! Appalling!
Something else I’d like to add: can the media please stop using children to talk about issues they clearly don’t understand? I’m not even trying to be ugly. I’m tired of turning on my television only to hear emotional children under the age of 15 screaming about what the Trump administration needs to do; these school walk outs for many are nothing more than an opportunity to get out of class early. It is so frustrating that America is full of bandwagoners.