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Parkland Dad On a Mission to Destroy the Gun Lobby

The recent suicides in Parkland are putting a spotlight on the trauma of gun violence. Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime was killed in the school shooting, talks to Brut about survivor's guilt and his fight for gun safety.

04/24/2019 10:20 AMupdated: 04/24/2019 1:31 PM
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  • Brut
    04/24/2019 01:10

    If you or someone you know has talked about contemplating suicide, you can get help by contacting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

  • Cynthia K.
    04/24/2019 13:28

    Thank you for your courage and activism in honor of your beautiful daughter.

  • Brut
    04/24/2019 15:09

    Learn more about Fred's foundation here:

  • Janice S.
    04/24/2019 19:29

    I appreciate your saying abolish gun violence, not guns altogether. I agree with you on that one 100%.

  • Amy M.
    04/24/2019 21:34

    My heart breaks for these parents. I could never survive if my baby was taken from me by something so preventable. Fuck the NRA and all of its supporters, their blood IS on YOUR HANDS!

  • Brut
    04/24/2019 21:50

    Fred Guttenberg isn't the only grieving father of a murdered Parkland student who is making sure that his voice gets heard.

  • Matt R.
    04/25/2019 00:44

    Trump is 100% responsible for these shootings. I’m sure there will be many more as long as he keeps promoting this violence. Not only Parkland but all over the country, these kids didn’t stand a chance. The day he was elected president. These kids got there death sentence. Trump truly is a monster!

  • Michael v.
    04/25/2019 01:30

    The money of selling guns to american citizens is more important then the lives of an american thats pretty much the whole story. Our dutch prisons are becoming hotels and other things because we cant fill them up. When do they start realizing that having all guns isnt gonna make you safer. You got more people dying of gun violence each year within your own borders then soldiers dying in warzones in the middle east.

  • Eddie D.
    04/25/2019 02:18

    man you say some really stupid things sometimes bro. how the hell is trump resposible for that !!!! thats just ridiculous

  • Teresa P.
    04/25/2019 04:45

    So sad!!! Innocent people losing their lives for no reason at all. Totally heartbreaking.

  • Milind K.
    04/25/2019 05:18

    As a father of a child I can feel every inch of emotion that this great and courageous father is trying to express. We are with him from heart, soul and in principle!!!!

  • Lia N.
    04/25/2019 22:19

    😩😭😭😭felt deeply sorry for them... Please God help comfort them... lets all pray and stand together to stop gun shooting in school...

  • Glenn G.
    04/26/2019 10:11

    Fight for gun safety.... the school knew the police and FBI was notified, and the go to move is more government control....

  • Jimmy G.
    04/26/2019 13:44

    Rediculous way to deal with gun violence

  • Tanner S.
    04/26/2019 14:03

    If I have a daughter in a big school with risks like that, you can bet your ass she’ll be carrying. You won’t have any clue she is until she prevents a classroom of victims from being shot. 2019 I can get a full auto illegal gun off the “dark web” regardless of country or laws. Protect yourself and these wouldn’t happen. Criminals should be scared of hurting people. If all the good guys had a gun criminals wouldn’t have a chance. Are your really going to rob or shoot someone when you know there’s lead behind you

  • Mackenzie L.
    04/27/2019 02:51

    this is so interesting and eye opening he puts a good perspective on the subject

  • DeAngela C.
    04/27/2019 06:01

    That silence after he said his daughter was being shot did something to me

  • Ken L.
    04/27/2019 11:29

    Law enforcement failed you and all of those kids! They’re we’re over 20 reports to local law enforcement and several to the fbi about this kid and nothing was done! Hence why the sheriff has been removed from his post! I’m sorry for your loss but criminals don’t obey gun laws period!

  • Alex A.
    04/27/2019 14:04

    So your solution is to have them kids run and hide while waiting for a good guy with a gun to come and stop them? Instead having one armed at the school...... Hope im wrong lol

  • James S.
    04/27/2019 17:09

    Sorry u lost ur kid but try helping the person behind the gun not the gun