In an interview with Newsmax TV this week, Andrew Pollack said he was “disgusted” watching President Joe Biden use the anniversary of the Parkland shootings as an excuse to push his gun control policies onto Congress. Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was shot and killed at Stoneman Douglas High School on that dark day in 2018, said that none of those policies would have done a thing to keep her safe when a killer came calling.
“I was so disgusted that Biden, on the anniversary of my daughter getting murdered, announced — you know, his administration announced — that they were going to do all these, put all these gun control measures in place,” Pollack said. “And he mentioned the Parkland shooting. Every one of those [gun control measures] that he wants to put in place wouldn’t have made a difference in my daughter getting murdered in Parkland. They’re not capable of looking at solutions.
“What I did, I took a step back when the media — mainstream media — was attacking our Second Amendment,” he continued. “I took a step back, and I looked into the failures in Parkland, and I dissected them one by one because I wanted to make a difference, I wanted to help law enforcement with their response to a mass shooting, and that’s what I did.
“I came up with an organization called ‘School Safety Grant,’” Pollack said. “Any law enforcement agency, I urge them to go on schoolsafetygrant.org. Go on my website, we dissect all the failures. When you put just gun control measures in, you mask solutions, okay, because they’re very simple-minded, you know, they’re not able to look at, really, the failures. And that’s what we did. There were so many failures in Parkland. All those students and the media, they jumped on the gun control bandwagon.”
Pollack made a splash at last summer’s Republican National Convention, where he described meeting President Donald Trump, reluctantly, only a few days after burying his daughter.
“I told them that his administration needed to take a closer look at what went wrong and why. I got to see who President Trump really is. He’s a good man and a great listener and he cuts through the BS,” Pollack said. “Then the president did what he said he would do. He took action. He formed a school safety commission that issued dozens of recommendations to make school safer, but I’ll bet you never heard about that. Instead, the media turned my daughter’s murder into a coordinated attack on President Trump, Republicans and our second amendment.”
That attack is still ongoing, and it takes a new – though identical – form after every mass shooting of this type. Very seldom do the proposed policies have anything to do with the latest shooting. Never do they dovetail with common sense, logic, and the Constitution.
Why would Biden’s efforts be any different?