Parkland school shooting survivor calls out Canadian gun lobby for acting like NRA


Jaclyn Corin, an American gun control activist, speaks at the Broadbent Progress Institute on March 29, 2019. Photo courtesy Broadbent Institute

A Canadian firearms lobby group is using American-style tactics to Jaclyn Corin, an American gun control activist, speaks at the Broadbent Progress Institute on March 29, 2019. Photo courtesy Broadbent Institutediscredit a Toronto surgeon who is becoming a thorn in the side of gun rights activists, says a survivor of the Parkland shooting in Florida.

Jaclyn Corin, 18, has become a prominent advocate for gun control afterexperiencing one of the worst mass school shootings in American history, when 17 of her fellow students and staff were gunned down and 17 more injured on Valentine’s Day, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. A former student has confessed to the murders.

Corin and other students have channeled their grief, suffering and constant anxiety attacks from that shooting into a push for gun control. Corin is a central figure in the “Never Again” movement and helped organize March for Our Lives, one of the largest youth protests since the Vietnam War. It’s a campaign that has prompted fierce opposition from the U.S. National Rifle Association (NRA).

She told an Ottawa crowd on Friday that the tactics she has observed from the NRA are similar to what is now being deployed by the Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights against Dr. Najma Ahmed, a surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. MORE

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