Father of Parkland school shooting victim: 'I will not go away until this problem is fixed'

Posted at 12:55 PM, Feb 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-22 12:57:49-05

A passionate father whose daughter was killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is now making national headlines.

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During a CNN town hall in Sunrise, Fla. Fred Guttenberg took Senator Marco Rubio on, calling his comments and position following the shooting “pathetically weak.”

Thursday morning, Guttenberg spoke to WPTV's Andrew Ruiz. Guttenberg told Ruiz he was not satisfied with Rubio's responses and had hoped they were different.

"I will not go away until this problem is fixed," Guttenberg said.

During the exchange at the town hall, Guttenberg asked Sen. Rubio to "look at me and tell me guns were the factor in the hunting of our kids in this school this week, and look at me and tell me you accept it and you will work with us to do something about guns."

However, it was Rubio's next words that did not sit well with the crowd.

"The problems that we are facing here today cannot be solved by gun laws alone," Rubio said.

Senator Rubio says he supports a ban on bump stocks, changing the background system to include more information and he supports raising the federal age limit to buy a rifle, now set at age 18.

Guttenberg promised this would not be the last we hear from him: "This debate has always been way too temporary. This gun violence when it happens is permanent. Those kids won’t let that happen, I’m not going to let that happen."