On Thursday, Parkland student activist Emma Gonzalez championed gun confiscation at an Education Week forum, adding that anyone who wants to shoot semi-automatic weapons should “go serve your f**king country.”
“It’s just cheaper to take away the guns that aren’t imperative to living in America. You don’t need an AR-15 to protect yourself in bed from a robber at night,” said Gonzalez.
“You don’t need an AR-15 to have fun at a shooting range,” she continued. “Go join the Army if you want to have fun shooting off a weapon, and serve your f**king country. Excuse my language.”
Gonzalez called for the confiscation of all semi-automatic firearms last month, writing in a tweet: “Removing the assault and semi-automatic weapons from our Civilian society, instituting thorough background checks and mandatory waiting periods (and raising the buying age and banning the production of high-capacity magazines) are the ways to stop shootings in America.”