An NRA-TV host taunted the Parkland teenagers who were behind March for Our Lives saying no one would know them if their friends were still alive.
Colion Noir, who works for the online network, addressed the Marjory Stoneman High School students in an episode before the event in Washington DC.
During Noir’s diatribe titled ‘A March for Their Lies’, he challenged the students to take the millions of dollars they raised for the ‘carnival of a march’ and put it towards armed guards instead.
The pro-gun host also said the media would not have covered the students’ stories if an armed guard had done their job during the shooting at Parkland, Florida, high school.
Colion Noir, a host for NRA-TV, called out the Parkland students who organized March for Our Lives a day before the event
The pro-gun advocate said the media would not have covered the students’ stories had an armed guard done their job like in the Maryland school shooting
‘To all the kids from Parkland getting ready to use your First Amendment to attack everyone else’s Second Amendment at your march on Saturday, I wish a hero like Blaine Gaskill had been at Marjory Douglas High School last month because your classmates would still be alive and no one would know your names, because the media would have completely and utterly ignored your story, the way they ignored his,’ Noir said.
The host was referring to the school resource officer in the Maryland school shooting who was credited for stopping a shooter earlier this week.
He alleges that the media has not given this shooting as much coverage because someone with a gun was able to stop the shooter, which challenges the anti-gun narrative.
‘You want to save innocent lives? Take the millions of dollars going to this carnival of a march and hire armed guards in schools all over this country,’ Noir said.
‘But then these kids would have to shrink from the spotlight and go back to their homework.’
His speech comes after the wave of media attention some of the Parkland survivors have received since the school shooting that left 17 people dead.
Noir said the students would rather ‘burn the constitution and rewrite the parts they like in crayon’ during his diatribe posted on YouTube on Friday
David Hogg (left) and Emma Gonzalez (right) are two students from Parkland, Florida, who have become advocates for gun legislation since the shooting on Feb. 14. The students have actively targeted the NRA as an organization that is choosing guns over people
Students including Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky and Samantha Fuentes have used their voices to target the NRA and other organizations who stand in the way of gun legislation.
They claim that these organizations are putting a weapon over the safety of millions.
March for Our Lives was organized by the students to inform politicians that they would make themselves heard on these issues relating to gun violence.
But Noir said he saw the entire event as a ‘gun-control reality show’.
He also turned his attacks on the Democrats saying they were using these students as an ‘opportunity to further an agenda that’s a million times bigger than the guns.’
His speech ended with him accusing the students of wanting to ‘burn the Constitution and rewrite the parts that you all like in crayon.’
This is not the first time NRA advocates have gone toe-to-toe with the student advocates from Parkland, Florida.
Dana Loesch, who also works for NRA-TV, appeared on CNN’s town hall where the students were able to ask her questions about gun control.
She faced jeers from the crowd during the town hall when she defended the NRA and the second amendment.