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I just wanna take a second first to thank you for having me, Mr. President, Mr. Vice President, Secretary. I was on the second floor in that building, texting my mom, texting my dad, texting three of my brothers that I was never going to see them again. No brothers, or sisters, or family members, or anyone should ever have to share those texts with anyone.
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And that's why I'm here. I don't understand, I turned 18 the day after, and I don't understand why I can still go in a store and buy a weapon of war, an AR. I was reading, today, that a person, 20 years old, walked into a store and bought an AR-15 in five minutes with an expired ID.
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How is it that easy to buy this type of weapon? How do we not stop this after Columbine, after Sandy Hook? I'm sitting here with a mother that lost her son, it's still happening. In Australia, there was a shooting at a school, in 1999. After that, they took a lot of ideas, they put legislation together, and they stopped it.
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Can anyone here guess how many shootings there have been in the schools since then in Australia?
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Zero, let's never let this happen again. Please, please.
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