New England Patriots owner just did a huge epic favor for victims of Parkland shooting (Details)

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On Friday, it was revealed that Robert Kraft, the New England Patriots owner, lent the team plane for the students and families of the victims of the Parkland shooting. This was so they could attend the March For Our Lives rally on Saturday.



Kraft decided to lend the plane after former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, reached out to him and asked for the favor.

When talking to the Washington Post, Kelly said he wanted to help the students get to the march in Washington.

He stated, “Not only did their friends and teachers get shot and killed, other friends shot and injured … most of them they had bullets flying over their heads,” he said. “This is not fair that they have to deal with something like this at their age. They wanted to go to Washington and be heard, and so I felt it was our obligation to help them.”

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Giffords and Kelly founded “Giffords,” a gun violence prevention group, and has been calling for stricter gun control laws after she was shot in the head during a public event in 2011.

March for Our Lives is scheduled for Saturday in Washington D.C. and many other cities across the country.

After the march, the plane will also bring the students and the families back to Florida.




Kraft’s gesture was met with tweets of thanks from the Parkland students:



 

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