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#FearfulGirl Vest Put On Fearless Girl Status

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The father of a student killed during February's school shooting in Parkland, Fla., put a bulletproof vest on the “Fearless Girl” statue in New York on Friday to protest mass shootings in America.

Manuel Oliver, whose son, Joaquin “Guac” Oliver, was one of 17 people killed inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, placed the vest on the statue to create “#FearfulGirl,” according to a statement.

The vest stayed on the statue for one hour before it was peacefully removed.https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/414536-parkland-father-puts-bulletproof-vest-on-fearless-girl-statue
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My heart goes to the families who have lost their children or family members through mass shootings. Should we blame the government for these shooting incidents?
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What is your opinion?
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We stand with those seeking Common Sense Gun Laws. AR-15's must be taken off the market.
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We stand with those seeking Common Sense Gun Laws. AR-15's must be taken off the market.
Not going to happen...
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samir.rajiaree.abdullahemanuele.vaglio
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Guns don't kill people. People kill people. Taking away guns does nothing besides make illegal arms dealers richer.
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we stand with those seeking common sense
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Guns don't kill people. People kill people. Taking away guns does nothing besides make illegal arms dealers richer.
Gun control doesn’t mean taking away guns it means more security checks to be sure that the crazies don’t get them if you are a sane gun owner you should have no issue with gun control.
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jermaine-dejuancathy.hinesrajnish.kumar
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Gun control doesn’t mean taking away guns it means more security checks to be sure that the crazies don’t get them if you are a sane gun owner you should have no issue with gun control.
Most crazies use illegal guns changing they way to get then legally change's nothing.
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Good debate
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How many times do I have to see this? Gun control won’t fix anything! Criminals don’t even give a damn about laws so what will more accomplish? I’ll tell you what it’ll accomplish, More gun control laws will only cripple the good citizens who are still willing to follow those laws.
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