Should Parkland students have a say in gun laws?

President Donald Trump, looks to Julia Cordover, the student body president at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., as she speaks during the listening session with high school students, teachers, and others in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The image of Parkland, Florida high schoolers berating politicians has dominated screens across the country for the past week, effectively becoming the centerpiece of the ongoing gun-control debate.

The outspoken teens seem to have captured the hearts and ears of most Americans; however, not everyone is impressed by their activism.

Timothy Sandefur, vice president for litigation at the Goldwater Institute, believes arguments made against the Second Amendment should be left to experts, not grieving students ruled by their emotions in the aftermath of a tragedy.

Sandefur, a proponent of the Second Amendment, lost his own brother to the 2015 San Bernardino mass shooting, which claimed the lives of 14 people. He joined Armstrong & Getty to explain why he thinks the Parkland, Florida students, and their family members, need to step out of the spotlight.

Listen to their full conversation below.

 

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