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.
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:
Thank you so much @Patriots for your generosity! We are so grateful to have been lent your plane to fly up to Washington DC. See you at the march!!
— ShineMSD (@ShineMsd) March 22, 2018
— Alex Moscou (@MoscouAlex) March 23, 2018
— Kali Clougherty #ShineMSD (@kali4change) March 23, 2018
— Elaine Sacks Moscou (@ElaineSacksMosc) March 23, 2018
Heading to D.C. & I’m so thankful to be here with so many amazing people. Thank you @Patriots for donating your plane to help us get to D.C.! And always so happy to have @isabelabarry by my side through everything I do✨💗 pic.twitter.com/o8I7EfzQED
— soy | #shineMSD (@SawyerRayne) March 22, 2018
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