This Is The Political Aftermath Of The Parkland School Shooting (HBO)

  • Published on Feb 21, 2018
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    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students are bussing by the dozens to Tallahassee this week to lobby their lawmakers to pass gun control legislation, in the wake of the shooting that left 17 of their classmates and teachers dead last week.
    But they face difficult odds in trying to get anything done in Florida, where gun rights proponents have a strong grasp on the Republican-controlled state legislature.
    One of those gun-rights defenders, GOP State Sen. Dennis Baxley, told VICE News that he opposes any restrictions on assault weapons - the kind of gun used by the Stoneman Douglas shooter.
    "You can't just make policy that doesn't work," he said. "It's the mindset that's the issue," not the weapon.
    But Democrats believe now the time is ripe for reform. State Rep. Jared Moskowitz, who represents the district where the shooting ocurred, said the efforts by the Stoneman Douglas students were helping to encourage moderate Republicans to take a look at gun control for the first time in a decade.
    He noted, however, Democrats need to be ready to compromise.
    “If Republicans are willing to give an inch, I'm taking it, and then I'll go get another inch and another and another. I am not willing to squander the opportunity to do something,” he said.

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  • VICE News
    VICE News  Year ago +37

    The frequency of school shootings in the U.S. is skyrocketing.
    Survivors of mass shootings told VICE News what should be done. Watch it here -

    • BigNosedGod
      BigNosedGod 5 months ago

      That's blatantly false. School shootings have been on a downward trend for at least a decade now.

    • David Grover
      David Grover 9 months ago +1

      VICE News you claim a political aftermath but you don’t mention how Obama’s Promise Program left the killer free to commit the crime?

    • Vicki Jo
      Vicki Jo Year ago

      What about the rights to live of those that are killed by gun violence? What are you really afraid of if your guns are taken away?

    • Jubbycows 14
      Jubbycows 14 Year ago

      Eric Bolling (former Faux News "MIMBO") claimed that the bag of "Skittles" that Trayvon Martin had could have been used as a deadly weapon: "Hey, don't think you can't just shove that whole bag down someone's throat and kill 'em that way." said the bag of rotted meat in a suit who was even too "out there" for Fox News...

    • Justin Sidious
      Justin Sidious Year ago

      Stop fucking lying. School shootings are not on the rise.

  • Mr Sheep
    Mr Sheep Day ago

    Or we could just all voted for Hillary to ban guns

  • Alice Owen
    Alice Owen 4 days ago


  • Derrick Danquah
    Derrick Danquah 14 days ago +1

    #ItsTimeForChangAmerica #EnoughIsEnough

  • checkmate
    checkmate 21 day ago

    This country has always had guns... it has NOT always had school shootings. We need to figure out how and why our whole society is collapsing morally and socially. I could make a long list of the ways our social structure has been negatively impacted in recent times, and how are values are being lost along the way. Families don't talk to each other anymore... everyone is too busy living in the superficial world of social media.

    Few of us even know how to talk to each other face to face anymore. We're getting our value system from a fake world formulated by what we want others to think of us, and we believe the distorted bullshit they want us to perceive about them. We become angry because the truth we know about ourselves doesn't match the fake "truth" we believe from what others tell us. Some of us feel like outcasts and social misfits. Some of us get their kicks by killing pretend victims in obscenely graphic video "games". Some of us develop mental problems. Some of us snap.

    You can take away the guns, but you haven't solved the underlying problem driving all of this. People still plow cars into crowds of people. People still make bombs, or wield machetes. Until we find the will and the means to address the increasing mental health issues in our sick society, we'll never stop the mass killings... we'll only change the methods employed.

  • Npc #57335899
    Npc #57335899 Month ago

    Even though they control guns, there will be illegal guns. Problem isn't in gun control. Its in mentality of people.

  • Kyle Betts
    Kyle Betts Month ago

    Little over the top..

  • Victor Purceluș
    Victor Purceluș Month ago

    If you ban guns, Americans will just buy them on the black market. Easy as that.

    M REZAYAT 2 months ago


  • Funes
    Funes 2 months ago

    I don't remember soldiers using AR-15s in the battlefield. Half of these kids don't even know what they are even talking about.
    Edit #1: a fucking ar15 is slow asf compared to other weapons.

  • Noman Sajid
    Noman Sajid 2 months ago

    Americans should stop killing innocents in Middle East for oil. US government should see their children can't bear the backfire. USA is the biggest terrorist on planet.

  • Daniel Okunev
    Daniel Okunev 2 months ago

    This 1 person broke a community and tore it down

  • Lauren
    Lauren 2 months ago +4

    "AR15 can kill lots of people quickly."


    NG DALI 2 months ago

    This is what happens when everybody has a gun...

  • Flying Banana
    Flying Banana 3 months ago

    You want change, you vote. You keep voting until you get someone who’ll listen. Someone who’s willing to fight for YOU.

  • tnab
    tnab 3 months ago

    LMFAO this man really compared an AR-15 with a FUCKING SPOON

  • Kevin.
    Kevin. 3 months ago +2

    ''' Gun Control ''

  • Mason Freer
    Mason Freer 4 months ago +1

    Mental Health Reform people, not the banning of all guns. It's like drinking, it's not the alcohol that's the problem, it's the person who drinks that alcohol which is the problem.

  • Actually just Rhode Island

    Were is fürher Hogg?

  • Ali Mohammond
    Ali Mohammond 5 months ago

    I rather be shot than be sliced by a sword to have my head cut off by Syrian refugees terrorist!

  • Ali Mohammond
    Ali Mohammond 5 months ago

    faith ,family , opportunity, values!

  • Ali Mohammond
    Ali Mohammond 5 months ago

    fake news, look at all school shooting and bombing and u will see the same crisis actor in every other one!

  • Kool Aid
    Kool Aid 6 months ago +2

    Enjoying your first ammendment now, Americunts?!

    APCWORLDSUXAZ 6 months ago

    if vice is covering it , it must be a hoax lol

  • TheAmericanTroopie
    TheAmericanTroopie 7 months ago

    The 9/11 terrorist attacks and Oklahoma City bombing killed more than every school shooting combined and there were no guns involved. If you think banning all/certain firearms will fix the problem then go back to eating crayons and get off of RUclip. Honduras banned private firearm ownership and they have one of the highest murder rate in the world. Switzerland has mandatory firearm ownership (that includes machine guns) and they have one of the lowest murder rates in the world. You people are legit the most fucking retarded people I’ve ever seen. Nowhere in the history of anywhere has banning law abiding citizens from owning certain firearms or any firearms at all has stopped crime.

  • druha10304
    druha10304 7 months ago

    louis ck destoryed these kids LOL

    MACH DEINE MUTTER 7 months ago

    you can bypass every gun law by simply buying it illegally from your local neighbor

  • dylan storm trooper der
    dylan storm trooper der 8 months ago +1

    you can sue the media for these hoaxes its worth the money:)-

  • dylan storm trooper der
    dylan storm trooper der 8 months ago +1

    whats green and smells like david hogg?sheriff israels middle finger

  • dylan storm trooper der
    dylan storm trooper der 8 months ago +1

    easter eggs in a hoax is like having the mars rover come alive every so often taking pictures of earth we need more oracles like assange to help the new world disorder he is full of easter eggs and shit:)-

  • nevada smith
    nevada smith 8 months ago

    we need more false flag control, & Communist Snowflake Control

  • Zzarcon1
    Zzarcon1 8 months ago

    I bet if the shooter decided to commit suicide instead of go on a shooting, then everyone in this video would celebrate, or at least be relieved.

  • David Grover
    David Grover 9 months ago

    VICE News you claim a political aftermath but you don’t mention how Obama’s Promise Program left the killer free to commit the crime?

  • Leslie Gonzalez
    Leslie Gonzalez 9 months ago


  • D. Mc
    D. Mc 9 months ago

    Fake staged psyops. Am I the only who see this??? Vice has always been shit pushing propaganda and lies. I will say Vice always gives me good laughs with there bullshit.

  • Ernesto Velazquez
    Ernesto Velazquez 9 months ago

    No where is safe no matter what

  • cold dead hand
    cold dead hand 10 months ago

    They act as if the NRA has a giant printing press in the basement and they're just printing money. Where does the money come from? It comes from gun owners who want to keep their right to self preservation so they become members. It comes from gun manufactures who donate money after law abiding gun owners buy their products.

  • cold dead hand
    cold dead hand 10 months ago

    As horrible as this tragedy is, banning one particular type of firearm will do nothing. This is a decay of the moral compass of the American society and as long as morals and values are not taught in every individual home it will continue. Only the instrument of death will change. At the end of the day the second amendment is a documented observation of an individuals natural right to self preservation, to match force with anyone who wishes to infringe on their inherent rights and it is never justified to initiate the threat of violence on someone in order to steal their property when they haven't harmed another person. Period.

  • Tuesday Tea ☕︎
    Tuesday Tea ☕︎ 10 months ago

    My friends brother died from this shooting. My best friend goes to Douglas. I drive on roads where kids screamed in terror. I’m crying for all the victims. 😭

  • Nexus 7
    Nexus 7 11 months ago

    BAN all guns, mass shootings will immediately come to a stop! If that doesn't happen, then the cycle of this naughtiness will continue to repeat.

  • FBI
    FBI 11 months ago

    Im against spoons now lol

  • Donald Trump
    Donald Trump 11 months ago

    2 amendment kills americans aahahha legendado

  • nine yards songs
    nine yards songs 11 months ago

    being able to buy a gun at 18 and not able to drink alcohol is the most ludicrous law ever..why not make them both the age of 21?

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  • spicecrop
    spicecrop Year ago

    If you should be 21 to buy a gun, then you should be 21 to join the military. End of fucking story.

  • 5Mariner
    5Mariner Year ago

    0:52 Sadly it did. And its all thanks to irresponsible gun owners!

  • The SERGEANT of MGTOW Sergeant E.D.

    Yeah, yeah what about the poor kids in compton or the bronx. May those kids rest in peace. But were all going to die sometime. Just look at all the 2.2 million children killed in the middle east. By U.S. but when some affluent children from Florida get the same shit. All the sudden these leftist SJWs try and take our guns away. #NRA💪...

  • Kevin Zheng
    Kevin Zheng Year ago

    What state did this take place?

  • Buddy Luck
    Buddy Luck Year ago

    All of you idiots are terrible actors.

  • Jon G
    Jon G Year ago

    These comments are why kids (and other Americans) are going to continue to die from senseless gun violence. GL my southern neighbours, try not to get shot.

  • Shoegum
    Shoegum Year ago +2

    So what happens after they ban just ar-15s. Next are ak-47s, FN Fal, then P90s, then another, another, another. A gun is a gun, stop trying to ban my ar-15 you little shit heads.

  • Shoegum
    Shoegum Year ago +1

    None of the reforms mentioned wouldn't stop the next shooting. What's the answer. These kids aren't buying the guns they're taking them from their parents. Increasing the age of possession wouldn't stop it. The kids who are doing the shootings usually are the ones who were bullied, stop being mean lil bastards to each other. #stopbullying Expanding a 3-day wait period wouldn't stop someone who wants a gun from getting it and using it.

    SANITIZED, INC. Year ago

    Pathetic old dinosaur white man brings up the good ol' spoons argument.
    I think we should make a new law that states whomever says such stupid shit about spoons... must be slow-murdered by a furious mob of people with spoons. They'll be smacking him in the balls, popping out eye balls, etc.
    As the smart young lady said -- and I'm paraphrasing here -- Spoons aren't used in mass murders you stupid fucktard!
    As soon as any ridiculous brainwashed NRA toadie little dicked gun nut starts to poop that bullshit moronic fake argument from their skat-eating pie holes, just walk away. There is no hope for these idiots. Zero. Stick a fork (or spoon) in their ass and flip 'em over -- they're done.
    Enough with your dumbass guns, you lil' scaredy cat chicken shits. Get bent. Suck on your guns. It will make the world better. Eff you.

  • ZacharyCharles
    ZacharyCharles Year ago

    "WORST NEWS THEY'VE HEARD SINCE THEIR PARENTS TOLD THEM TO GET SUMMER JOBS." people kill on my way to go put a fork/knife in jail for making people fat

  • Camden Renfroe
    Camden Renfroe Year ago +3

    Good job expressing your bias instead of quality journalism. Expected nothing less from vice

  • No social life Man

    Why are liberals against the AR 15 so much? most homicides are committed by handguns not assault rifles, and I can’t believe she just said that ARs are only used to kill people, which I disagree with 100%. ARs and other weapons can be used for other things such as recreational target practice at a gun range, home defense and etc. Also guns don’t have emotions they are inanimate objects that have no feelings and can’t move on their own, the blame should be put on the person who is pulling that trigger, not the weapon. The stupidity in our country is at an all time high. I have respect for these students who saw there friends get gunned down but I disagree with them 100%.

  • euphoricallymel
    euphoricallymel Year ago


  • Anand Bakshi
    Anand Bakshi Year ago

    ‪#saveschoolchildren Alexander Misurkin a Russian Cosmonaut who had his voice samples mismatched with automatic surveillance due to deep sea marine assignments he was given. I believe he put his voice into the shooters brain (Nicolas Cruze) from Canarm ISS under Ivanka #Trump. ‬

  • flowerpress1
    flowerpress1 Year ago

    People don't care.. It's sad

  • South Bound
    South Bound Year ago

    No investigation for a possible second shooter

  • Aya Prow
    Aya Prow Year ago

    i’m sorry...was a spoon really just compared to an AR-15???

  • strongheart227
    strongheart227 Year ago

    I love how rep moskowitz conveniently glosses over the failures of the FBI and the police. His own words are exactly why guns owners will fight tooth and nail to prevent more restrictions... "I'll take an inch... Then ill go get another inch... Then another." He admits he won't stop at so called "reasonable" restrictions and wants to ban guns.

  • Devlin Madden
    Devlin Madden Year ago

    The AR-15 is not a weapon of war, dumb ass.

  • ValoTheBrute
    ValoTheBrute Year ago +1

    a student at my school just got murdered got caught in-between a gang warfare

  • Tony Mead
    Tony Mead Year ago

  • SCLARK2112
    SCLARK2112 Year ago +1

    Your chances of being killed by a cell phone (texting while driving) is 11 times higher than being killed by a gun....

  • Dub Wilkinson
    Dub Wilkinson Year ago +1

    the good news about the Parkland SHOOTING is it was a HOAX not a SHOOTING
    no one was SHOT no one was KILLED

  • Songyuan Han
    Songyuan Han Year ago

    abolish 2nd amendment

  • the egg
    the egg Year ago

    This guy just compared an assault rifle to a spoon. Are you an idiot? Spoons aren't the problem it's the food that being eaten that is. An assault rifle is a dangerous weapon and this guy just compared it to spoons. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

    • the egg
      the egg Year ago

      TheBookWorm1718 thank you, I really appreciate the information that an assault rifle is not a real thing. I should really study on my knowledge of weapons and guns. Just really appreciate this newly found knowledge and just know that I REALLY care so,so much. Since you are so wise, you should really just be the king of this world. 🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • the egg
    the egg Year ago

    This is a horrible senator and he needs to be gone.

  • rusty spatula
    rusty spatula Year ago

    Honestly, if someone was stealing or trying to hurt someone in my house I want to defend myself.

  • rusty spatula
    rusty spatula Year ago

    If they take away guns, people are just going to find other ways to kill people.

  • Alec Jaquez
    Alec Jaquez Year ago

    You guys normally arent so biased

  • Samantha Kwait
    Samantha Kwait Year ago

    I wonder how often those kids who have been going around campaigning are actually going to school.