WASHINGTON — Senator Marco Rubio and an NRA spokeswoman were heckled throughout a nationally televised forum on Wednesday night in Florida after they refused to back new gun control measures. Despite being pressured by one of the school shooting survivors to help prevent AR-15s and other rapid-firing weapons — like the one that killed the student’s classmates — from being so accessible, Rubio courageously stood his ground.
“If you ain’t got money, you ain’t no friend of mine, honey,” said Rubio as he threw handfuls of money in the air to ‘make it rain.’
The student repeatedly asked Rubio if he would pledge not to accept NRA money to which the senator evaded the question by repeatedly saying, “people buy into my agenda.” The student countered by posing the question over and over. However, no amount of pressure applied by the survivor could reach the stone-faced senator.
“His complete lack of integrity and empathy is astounding,” said Fred Guttenberg, the father of one of the victims. “Rubio sold his soul to the NRA.”
Rubio, Republican of Florida, refused to support a ban of assault weapons and stated that he intends on accepting money from the NRA and anyone willing to support his agenda. It’s worth mentioning that he has taken donations upwards of 3 million dollars from the NRA throughout his political career.
Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter was killed at Stoneman Douglas angrily lectured Rubio for his complete refusal to support gun control legislation — all to no avail. He continued to push the senator for some type of explanation for his opposition to a ban on the kind of assault weapon Cruz used to shoot his daughter, Jaime, and massacre her classmates.
“My daughter, running down the hallway, was shot in the back with an assault weapon, the weapon of choice,” said Guttenberg as Rubio listened with a blank expression on his face. “It is too easy to get. It is a weapon of war. The fact that you can’t stand with everybody else in this room and say that, I’m sorry.”
Somehow, despite seeing the victim’s classmates and parents face to face, the senator was able to stand there unmoved by the personal connection to the victims. Rubio went on to claim that the bill, even if passed, is riddled with loopholes that would still be easy enough for criminal to get around.
The senator did agree with Guttenberg that the “guns were the factor in the hunting of our kids,” but he insisted that other laws — laws that wouldn’t affect those fat ass checks he gets from the NRA, would probably be more effective at preventing future school shootings from happening.
“It wouldn’t have prevented the attack, but it would have made it less lethal,” said Rubio. “The truth is, I’m going to sleep in good conscience tonight on a pillow stuffed with crisp hundreds, so I really don’t care either way.”
At press time, Rubio was spotted at a tattoo parlor as “NRA’s bitch” was being tattooed on his lower back.