A lesbian student wants President Donald Trump to implement stricter gun control laws after a deadly school shooting in Florida.
Sarah Chadwick, 16, quote-tweeted Trump and said he’s not doing enough in response to the shooting that killed 17 people at her school yesterday (14 February).
19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz stormed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland at about 2.30pm.
He shot and killed three people outside the school, then went inside and killed 12 more. Two more people also died after being taken to hospital.
In light of the news, Trump tweeted: ‘My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.’
And then Chadwick responded: ‘I don’t want your condolences you fucking price (sic) of shit, my friends and teachers were shot. Multiple of my fellow classmates are dead. Do something instead of sending prayers. Prayers won’t fix this. But gun control will prevent it from happening again.
I don’t want your condolences you fucking price of shit, my friends and teachers were shot. Multiple of my fellow classmates are dead. Do something instead of sending prayers. Prayers won’t fix this. But Gun control will prevent it from happening again. https://t.co/UZPgcPoPUX
— sarah (@chaddiedabaddie) February 14, 2018
At the time of writing, the tweet has over 156,000 retweets and 373,000 likes.
In light of the tragedy, Sarah’s been retweeting commentary on stricter gun laws.
But her tweet inevitably attracted the attention of gun-loving Americans.
One responded: ‘Gun control won’t fix anything. It’s not a gun problem it’s a mentality problem. Criminals don’t obey the law.’
Hey I’m lesbian
I thought u were American pic.twitter.com/WENGWN54xS
— sarah (@chaddiedabaddie) December 21, 2017
But friends and sympathizers want justice. One then replied: ‘Can you please not make any obnoxious comments to someone who lost their friends today? I mean it’s just basic human decency.’