Parkland’s dad Fred Guttenberg calls for midterm Democrats to vote for 4 main reasons
Fred Guttenberg emphasized the importance of electing Democratic politicians for the 2022 Midterm elections, when addressing many key issues, including abortion and gun control, in a recent interview on Hollywood Life Podcast. “If you want gun safety, if you want freedom of choice, if you want to do something about the environment, if you want voting rights,” he explained on the podcast. “The only way to save democracy is to keep voting for Democrats this election cycle. Rebuild what was once Republican and we can worry about who will vote for different parties in a future election. Not this.”
Gun activist who lost his daughter Jaime during the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, called on Americans to emphasize the importance of exercising your rights. “If you think your vote doesn’t matter, you’re wrong. This legislation is only possible because we voted in 2018 and 2020, and get off your ass and get out there and vote in November, because so much depends on it and the voting issues,” he said.
Fred not only told HL the importance of voting for Americans, but warned of what Republicans winning the House and Senate could mean for the President. Joe Biden and America in general. “This could be an election where we hold the opportunity to continue to fight for [Democracy], or we lose it forever,” he said. “They’ve made it clear that if they end up with both the House and Senate, the first thing they’ll do is move on to impeach Biden.”
As a prominent gun control activist, Fred emphasizes its importance to reasonable gun laws, especially after the recent deadly mass shootings, such as one in Uvalde, Texas. “Do we want to be okay with an asshole interpretation of the Second Amendmentt? Does that allow us to be in a place where our personal security is always at risk, where our right to life is always at risk, or do we want to do something about it? “I said.
Fred explains that there are a lot of Americans who support gun control laws (like bipartisan gun bill passed at the end of June), and he explained the extent to which it should be decided at the ballot box, by electing officials who support gun control legislation. “We as a nation now have the responsibility to put the brakes on [gun sales], and this legislation is a first step,” he said. “The violence we are seeing right now is predictable. It is also preventable, and we still have the opportunity to do more, we will never eliminate gun violence at this point, but we can start to turn the corner. . We can lower the death rate from gun violence. We can reduce gun violence.”