On Friday, an activist group, Avaaz, placed three mobile billboards near Senator Marco Rubio’s office following his inaction after the mass shooting on Wednesday at a high school.
The billboards read, “SLAUGHTERED IN SCHOOL,” “AND STILL NO GUN CONTROL?,” “HOW COME, MARCO RUBIO?”
— Avaaz (@Avaaz) February 16, 2018
The billboards were inspired by the Oscar-nominated movie, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” The movie is about a grieving mother who uses three billboards to show how the police were inadequately handling her daughter’s rape and murder.
This comes after Rubio insisted on Thursday that gun control wouldn’t have prevented the school shooting because the shooters “will find a way to get the gun to do it.”
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Also during his interview with Fox News, he added that it wasn’t “the appropriate time” to talk about gun control.
He also advised against “jumping to conclusions” about the shooting. He stated, “I think it’s important to know all of that before you jump to conclusions that there’s some law we could have passed that could have prevented it. There may be, but shouldn’t we at least know the facts?”
According to Emma Ruby-Sachs, Avaaz’s deputy director, the billboards were because Rubio “never attempted to reform the notoriously lax gun laws.”
Ruby-Sachs stated, “Florida has notoriously lax gun laws, and Rubio, who is supported by the NRA, has never attempted to reform them. The senator ranks as one of the highest recipients of NRA contributions and has received an A+ rating from the NRA.”
She continued, “Today citizens are asking: How come Rubio refuses to protect our children? The senator has taken fire across the country for his toothless response to the shooting, calling it ‘inexplicable’. We called (that) ‘inexcusable.'”
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