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Parkland Survivors Present Unified Front in Stirring 60 Minutes Sit-Down

Parkland Survivors Present Unified Front in Stirring 60 Minutes Sit-Down


Five high-profile students, including bisexual Emma Gonzalez, appeared on 60 Minutes to discuss their mission to change America.

Five survivors from the Parkland massacre gave an interview to 60 Minutes on Sunday to discuss their mission to stop gun violence in the U.S.

Students Alex Wind, Jaclyn Corin, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, and openly bisexual Emma Gonzalez are the face of the #NeverAgain movement, which is focused on changing gun laws in America and preventing other mass shootings like the one that happened at their school last month and claimed 17 lives.

In the interview, journalist Sharyn Alfonsi asks the students whether the Parkland shooter should receive the death penalty and their thoughts on Governor Rick Scott's recently-passed gun control bill. The plan raises the age to buy a rifle to 21 and includes a plan to make more funding available for mental health services.

"I was gonna say C-minus," Hogg rated the legislation.

"We can't praise them for doing what they've done because that wouldn't have stopped what happened at our school," Corin chimed in.

Alfonsi later went on to ask Gonzalez, arguably the most famous Parkland activist, how she felt about arming teachers.

"It's stupid," Gonzalez sternly replied.

Alfonsi also asks the students about accepting help from adults with their movement, as it is widely viewed that their greatest asset is that they are young.

"We allow them to help where they can, but we make sure that we are calling the shots," Kasky replied. "And everybody who tries to call the shot for us, we respectfully say, 'That's not what this is about.'"

The interview also includes short clips from others involved in the shooting, including an interview with Manuel and Patricia Oliver, who lost their son, Joaquin, in the shooting. Watch more of the in-depth interview at CBS News.

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