By: Teresa Mull
Kyle Kashuv, a Parkland, Florida school shooting survivor who has emerged as a pro-Second Amendment advocate opposing his peers’ demands for increased gun control, says he was grilled by two school security officers and an officer from Broward County Sheriff’s Office over a trip he took to a gun range with his father.
Kashuv told The Daily Wire that after posting pictures and videos on Twitter of himself shooting an AR-15 – it was Kashuv’s first time firing a gun – he was called to the office of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School resource officer.
“Then a second security officer walked in and sat behind me,” Kashuv told The Daily Wire. “Both began questioning me intensely. First, they began berating my tweet, although neither of them had read it; then they began aggressively asking questions about who I went to the range with, whose gun we used, about my father, etc. They were incredibly condescending and rude.”
According to Kashuv, the officers denied his request to record the interview. They told him he had done nothing wrong and referred to him as “the pro-Second Amendment kid.” Kashuv said he was “shocked and honestly, scared” and said he felt as though the officers were trying to intimidate him.
“I was treated like a criminal for no reason other than having gone to the gun range and posted on social media about it,” Kashuv said.
“Eventually, Kashuv said the officers let him go and told him they’d contact his parents,” FoxNews.com reported. “It was not immediately clear if Kashuv’s parents had been contacted Monday evening.”
Teresa Mull is editor of Gunpowder Magazine. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was great learning about our inalienable right of #2A and how to properly use a gun. This was my first time ever touching a gun and it made me appreciate the #Constitution even more. My instructor was very informative; I learnt a lot. #2A is important and we need 2 preserve 2A pic.twitter.com/4rcOZbpl88
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) April 21, 2018
Photo Credit: Kyle Kashuv’s Twitter Account