Father of Parkland Shooting Victim: Democratic Policies Killed My Daughter, Not Guns
Andrew Pollack discusses his views on gun control and new book
The father of a Parkland shooting victim, Andrew Pollack, discussed his views on gun control and why he believes that Democratic policies are to blame for his daughter's murder.
Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren sat down with Pollack, who is an outspoken advocate for school safety since the Parkland shooting, on "No Interruption."
Pollack explained the details of his new book and his investigation into the events that led to the massacre.
"I wanted to look into it, I wanted to honor my daughter to see what happened, and how it could happen that I put my daughter in a school, in a nice neighboorhood, and then I'm never going to see her again," Pollack said.
"I wanted to know the facts," he continued.
"I didn't just listen to mainstream media, I didn't jump on that bandwagon -- and I found out that there was a multitude of failures and policies that lead up to my daughter getting murdered, that the mainstream media didn't want to cover."
Pollack also explains why he blames Democratic policies for his daughter's murder in the book - "Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created The Parkland Shooter and Endanger America's Students."
He argued that new gun control laws are an ineffective answer to school shootings, mainly because he believes current laws are not being enforced.
The fact that the Parkland shooter had a violent record, but authorities failed to arrest him and was able to buy a weapon legally, backs up Pollack's claim.
"To me, gun control would’ve been if they arrested him for punching his mother’s teeth out and he got a background,” explained Pollack.
"Democrats put these policies in place that don't believe in holding kids accountable or arresting them while they're juveniles...so if they don't arrest them and they don't get a background, then they're able to purchase weapons legally and a background check is useless," he said.
Pollack added that banning guns is not the solution.
He urged people to look at the "underlying causes for these shootings."
"They're not addressing mental health...or arresting these people when they make threats...those are the real issues," he explained.
In response to a video featuring 2020 Democratic candidates pushing stricter gun control, Pollack said it made him feel "ill."
"My daughter paid the ultimate sacrifice because of those Democratic policies, and I've been hurt by the Democrats more than anybody in this country -- and I hold them responsible," Pollack said.
According to Fox News: Pollack says he applauded President Donald Trump's initiation of a federal school safety commission to investigate the procedure of ensuring safety ins schools.
Pollack says he wanted to create a guide to help parent spot warning signs of children who could be potential shooters.
“[The book is] like a manual or a guide for parents and grandparents to read it and actually look at what happened in Parkland and compare it — these policies are throughout the whole country,” Pollack told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto in an earlier interview.
“Uncovering all of this," said Pollack.
"It did a lot for me so other parents now can learn from it and that’s what brought me to this book. And the book started as just an investigation, but there was so many jaw-dropping failures that I had to educate other parents.”