Kasky: I hoped to make gun control happen
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Cameron Kasky: I thought I could make gun control happen

Activist and advocate against gun violence Cameron Kasky hoped the US would adopt stricter gun laws after a shooting at his school Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

He told BBC Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur that he had hoped the media attention he received after the shooting would have more impact.

Mr Kasky co-founded the March For Our Lives movement to campaign for stricter gun control laws and the group organised a demonstration in Washington DC which attracted hundreds of thousands of people.

He has now left the group and hopes to promote bi-partisan dialogue on the issue of gun control.

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You can see the Hardtalk interview in full on Wednesday 13 February 2019 on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel and after on BBC iPlayer (UK only).

  • 13 Feb 2019