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Sam Zeif, who lost a close friend three years ago in the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, joins MSNBC's Brian Williams to discuss the mass shooting in a Colorado supermarket and his bleak outlook about whether gun control policy can be passed in Washington. Aired on 03/24/2021.
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107 Comments on "Parkland Shooting Survivor: I Won’t Raise My Kids In America | The 11th Hour | MSNBC"

  1. Our government needs to stop pretending that the country isn’t in complete crisis.

    • @Mr LP Merriam Webster definition collaborates your theory, people are starting to look behind the curtain to see who really is running this parody, often disparaging : a person primarily interested in political office for selfish or other narrow usually short-sighted reasons.

    • @Kiera Shepard See how you went on the defensive with name calling, belittling, your way or the highway, am I right?, opinions can be fake, example Ellon Musk’s opinion says we will be on Mars in 2018, it’s 2021, not on mars, fake opinion.

    • Green Mamba Games | March 26, 2021 at 4:30 PM | Reply

      We are literally on the verge of ceasing to be a country at all.

    • So…business as usual. Rich get richer, poor get poorer, middle class fades to obscurity.

    • Kiera Shepard | March 26, 2021 at 10:34 PM | Reply

      @Not Sure Opinions aren’t fake. Opinions are opinions.

      Musk had a A THEORY that he’d make it to Mars by 2018. FACTS state otherwise. It’s called science.

      But when a fact is backed up by PROOF, that’s just what it is; FACT. No amount of lying, gaslighting or deception will make that fact less true.

  2. Jennifer Coleman | March 24, 2021 at 1:26 AM | Reply

    Glad this man is still speaking out. It must be so hard for him.

  3. Fire_Element | March 24, 2021 at 2:16 AM | Reply

    “Our country is dying”.. smart men like him should be in place of these political criminals.

    • Our country is being massacred

    • More like a crybaby than a man, typical lib with zero balls

    • Miki van Duyn | March 26, 2021 at 12:02 AM | Reply

      @Greg Araujohe is more man tegen you ever will be….

    • We began to throw the criminal and his criminal gang (the Queens Don and spawn) out on November 3rd. Let’s be precise. DJT was never a good president; he was complicit. It is up to Joe Biden AND TO US to get the job done. No excuses that ‘someone else is responsible’ for this mess. THIS IS OUR MESS and we must clean it up. The politicians only reflect voter choice.

    • BaskasBoominBrows — | March 26, 2021 at 7:27 AM | Reply

      I love that both republicans and democrats are now agreeing on this issue, my republicans gals who enjoy hunting are fully behind regulating or even completely banning guns, in order to keep kids safe

  4. Honestly, I don’t blame him for wanting to raise his kids elsewhere. After every mass shooting, the realization really sinks in that compared to other developed countries, the U.S. is a legitimately dangerous country.

    • diane shelton | March 25, 2021 at 2:08 AM | Reply

      @Giant mess no child in Britain or China goes to school and does active knife protocols nor goes to school in a knife proof vest. Whilst there is a problem with knife crime in the UK, every incident gets reported , because they are rare. 248 incidents involving knife crime at all levels 2020. And involve 1 person more often or not in none fatal incidents. According to statistics there were no incidents of knife crime involving tourists in 2019 and 2020. and one involving a Chinese tourist in 2018 so I very much doubt you personally have any experience with it.
      Against that I give you fatal shootings only of 1700 in 2020 in the US. And overall violent deaths, including knife crime in the Us where the incidence is much higher in the US of 55, 000 people 2020.

      So yeah of course you personally were terrified by knife crime in the UK. FOOL if you can’t see the problem in the US. A person in Yemen a country in the most violent civil war for years is less likely to die from violent crime than in large areas of the US.

    • Manwiththeplan sXe | March 26, 2021 at 8:24 PM | Reply

      I remember after Columbine we had to have clear see through backpacks. Now I hear my former school has metal detectors. This isn’t normal in anywhere but America

    • Jiggaboo Jones | March 26, 2021 at 8:51 PM | Reply

      You really need to open your eyes to what’s happening in supposed “safe countries”

    • @Manwiththeplan sXe I don’t know you live but metal detectors in schools around me had been their for the last 20 years at the least

    • He’s white so the locals (wherever he moves too) will cater to his needs. I just hope he doesn’t come to the Philippines! 😁

  5. Helium Valentine | March 24, 2021 at 2:49 AM | Reply

    Hearing him years later gave me an understanding of how let down he feels by his own country at a young age. What a horrible feeling.

    • Seven Taylor | March 26, 2021 at 3:05 PM | Reply

      @Fish’n Baked Jersey We could go step by step, and start with the elimination of guns given to people with mental health issues.

    • @Karime18 That’s a tad overdramatic. You’re more likely to be killed in a car wreck on the way to the store than at the store. But, I hear you.

    • Jiggaboo Jones | March 26, 2021 at 8:49 PM | Reply

      We all felt that way at some point.

    • @Maggie May The way the US treats its veterans is appalling. We recruit vulnerable teenagers and young adults into the armed services, often with the promise of an education or health care or some sort of better future. Then we use them up, throw them into foreign wars that lack justification, and refuse to follow through on our promises to these people once they finish their service. And all we say is, “Thank you for your service.”

    • adaeze Okafor | March 27, 2021 at 12:04 AM | Reply


  6. Eva Indriana | March 24, 2021 at 2:59 AM | Reply

    As an outsider I cant even begin to wonder how does it feel 2 witness this kind of brutality happening over & over again to the point of it being “normal”.Must be frustrating.

    • Ecliptor Calrissian | March 25, 2021 at 3:59 PM | Reply

      @Julie Sprik Well, I do, and my city is not considered particularly violent. Don’t get a rose-colored idea of the world because you personally have been fortunate so far.

    • This has become normalized in the US. People speak up but a core group of politicians won’t let anything change to try and find a solution.

    • FunBun2037 Chuck | March 25, 2021 at 6:39 PM | Reply

      In America, guns are greater in value to us than God.

    • I can’t even imagine, going to do grocery, maybe with your little kids with you like mine, and then this happens! Scary thought but to some Americans is just another day soon to be forgotten

    • christopher unfus | March 26, 2021 at 5:37 PM | Reply

      It’s not frustrating. It’s infuriating.

  7. Neville jame Raethel | March 24, 2021 at 3:02 AM | Reply

    dear sam Hello from New Zealand ive watched your country plummet from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows. Our hearts go out to you and the families involved in these shootings. If you deside to move come to New Zealand its a great place to raise kids

    • Maybe let’s look after our ti puna before we let Americans in here.

    • Forest Walker | March 26, 2021 at 11:17 AM | Reply

      Do American parents worry about this every day as they send their kids to school. It is something that has never crossed my mind here in Ireland.

    • Jose Gonzalez | March 26, 2021 at 1:12 PM | Reply

      @Forest Walker For so many parents, is not if it’ll happen, it’s when it’ll happen. So heartbreaking. I wouldn’t raise kids here either. My favorite nightclub, Pulse, here in Orlando Florida, is gone cause of this. All we’re left with is bittersweet memories.

    • Why do people keep on saying and compairing new zealand to America!? Totally different and your christ church

    • @carn evil True. ONE mass shooting in NZ history. So different to US history. No comparison.

  8. Glad he did this interview, so often people forget that mass shootings aren’t single bad days (like how the media will only cover them for a week at most before going go to the next story) these are life altering events that stick with the victims and their families for rest of their lives.

    • Cintamani Augustine | March 24, 2021 at 11:15 AM | Reply

      Well how many of these are gonna happen this year? At this rate, we will only have about a week to talk about what happened before terror strikes again. I never felt safe after those qanon people stormed the capitol. It’s like 911 all over again. What will they do to us next time?

    • this is America….he have short attention spans and move on to the next one while ignoring what can fix this problem or make it less of any everyday event.

    • Coraline Willow Honeycutt | March 24, 2021 at 5:28 PM | Reply

      these event last a life time..

    • Good N' Plenty | March 24, 2021 at 5:56 PM | Reply

      Right! I’m in Boulder and the media is gone, they won’t be here for the ten funerals.

    • Absolutely 💯

  9. A country that refuses to look after the health and well-being of its own people isn’t worthy of any greatness.

  10. Margrethe Christensen | March 24, 2021 at 4:00 AM | Reply

    Come to Denmark, we don’t go around shooting each other.

    • David Goldman | March 26, 2021 at 10:12 AM | Reply

      @Angel Hart anti trump is not really a political background heard it on local colo newscast, pointing out he was not a white guy which was assumed by some on newscast

    • @No Way
      Seriously, you make all of us sound stupid and insensitive. Please don’t.
      She is Danish and speak a different languages. And apparently she speaks more than one. Do you ?
      If not, maybe you shouldn’t be criticizing anyone. Have a good day and please stay safe out there!

    • @David Goldman
      I know, but Republican is, and isn’t that what Trump is and have been for the last 5-6 years ? Before then he was a Liberal and a Democrat.
      Just because the color of his skin is different, doesn’t make him a Muslim…And to be clear there is also white Muslims. Just pointing that out. Thank you for your reply. And have a good day!

    • Evergreen Spring | March 26, 2021 at 10:20 PM | Reply

      But it’s cold. All the sane places are. I think it’s because the warm ones are.over crowded.

    • Hillary Honde | March 26, 2021 at 10:29 PM | Reply

      @Craig M there’s literally no comments that say that

  11. A young man with a broken spirit, can’t we all do something to help.

  12. “My country is dying”. It is sad statement and so true.

    • @Tune the scriptures yearn for union with God. They look at armageddon and say ” cool, no Monday morning commute”.

      They yearn for union with God . Not the dreariness of democracy, cosmopolitanism, and compromise. They daydream of nice clean lines where your opponents are nice little targets with the word “EVIL” stamped on their targeting grid. Not complex humans ; a mixture of merits and flaws.

      Scriptures can be awesome. Exept for when they are not.

    • le canarddor | March 24, 2021 at 2:56 PM | Reply

      from his lips to God’s ears…

    • XeroFailGames | March 25, 2021 at 9:01 AM | Reply

      Lol its dying? No it isnt? It was never alive. If you think its dying you need to read your history. This country was founded by hypocrite scum that oppressed abusee EVERYONE. its dying…lol you’re late to the party.

    • It is so disgusting that these commenters will still disagree with you, they deserve the fate they chose to ignore.

    • @Tune Wondered how long would it be before the fictional scriptures would be mentioned. If that is the case then why bother to fix the problem when your fictional God has already predicted it.

  13. For the people who survive these mass shootings, every time another one happens they must feel some serious PTSD. Horrifying.

    • snailcore pistolwhippits | March 25, 2021 at 4:07 PM | Reply

      @Don m and those statistics are just wrong. You really believe only 297 people died from guns in 2018? In the ENTIRE country. Think about it.

    • @snailcore pistolwhippits no that’s not what I said that’s your statement and belief I guess, I say people who want to purchase a firearm should be able to, what I dont agree with is every time there is some event we find a guy with a gun with mental issues and for whatever reason he should have never had access to it or been able to own it , so I dont think the agency’s are doing there job preventing people from getting firearms who shouldnt have one, if people want to committ suicide and want to use a gun go ahead, if they choose to use a knife or drugs do it, but hopefully if these people don’t want to be around they need to get it over with quickly, I have known at least 4 people who killed there self because of cancer or pain and suffering and thank God they had a gun to stop there pain and go when they wanted because the medical community would have let them lay in a hospital bed and beg to be put out of there misery otherwise. People today when older are treated worse then dogs or animals, when we are sick and old in our hospitals it’s ridiculous they have to go thru all that pain when a shot could cure it all quickly and everyone move on.

    • @snailcore pistolwhippits Less than 300 people died from rifles in 2018, the rest are mostly handguns and a big portion of them are illegal. Also, countries without access to guns have higher suicide rates per capita than the USA.

    • My daughter was shot and survived a mass shooting in Dayton Ohio in 2019 and you’re right, each shooting causes her to relive her own shooting.

    • Glock Tavious | March 26, 2021 at 10:51 AM | Reply

      I honestly never thought about that wow .. However Ive never been in one but I am so scared to go to public places like grocery stores and I worry about my children when they are out and about its so dangerous in this world now a days.

  14. Bieassia Law | March 24, 2021 at 7:24 AM | Reply

    He made a *VERY* valid point …. they didn’t care when a six year old was shot to death so why should they care when a teenager, grownup, or elder gets gunned down 😡

  15. ‘No way to stop this from happening’ says only country in the world where this routinely happens
    – The Onion

  16. “This isn’t a global pandemic … This is our pandemic”

    • Joshua Sweetvale | March 25, 2021 at 1:16 PM | Reply

      Except nature caused Corona,
      And humans smith guns.

      In both cases humans spread it like champs though.

    • Marianne Stuart | March 25, 2021 at 1:43 PM | Reply

      @Jeffrey Cheng No, it isn’t, but luckily for those places you’ll obviously never come and see for yourself.
      And repetition is indicative of either mental decline or an insufficient vocabulary.

    • Maria Hewitt | March 26, 2021 at 8:39 AM | Reply

      @Jeffrey Cheng
      We’re doing just fine, in Australia!

      Not many guns, COVID is under control, and the economy is doing
      quite well, thank you very much.

    • Jeffrey Cheng | March 26, 2021 at 1:28 PM | Reply

      @Maria Hewitt Have fun defending yourself from criminals and terrorists!

    • I disagree

  17. “I won’t raise my kids in America.” i already made that decision – and voted with my feet.

  18. Irvin Nicely | March 24, 2021 at 9:18 AM | Reply

    “ Our country is dying”, someone finally said it!

    • Irvin Nicely | March 24, 2021 at 5:46 PM | Reply

      @Sonia Gutierrez Quiroz
      Is getting to the point where you can’t even walk out of your own house without fearing for your life and safety.

    • Joshua Sweetvale | March 25, 2021 at 1:13 PM | Reply

      Cycle of empire.
      Y’all are either going to get taken over by a brutal king with vast popular support or just fragment into different blocks of states (New California Republic!) in under half a century.

    • Irvin Nicely | March 25, 2021 at 2:14 PM | Reply

      @Joshua Sweetvale
      There’s only one leader that I follow and that’s a good leader. The kind of leader who cares about his country and his people.

    • The younger generation have more courage to speak what needs to be said.

    • chris hedges books and his on contact show on rt…where have u been…avoid msm

  19. Kaitlyn Livingston | March 24, 2021 at 9:20 AM | Reply

    I felt that when he said our country is dying. It is, and at an accelerated pace.

    • Joshua Sweetvale | March 25, 2021 at 1:19 PM | Reply

      Your country is dying ‘cuz y’all aren’t fixing it.

    • Sonia Gutierrez Quiroz | March 25, 2021 at 3:42 PM | Reply

      Although I’ve lived in america all my life, I personally am against it. I hate my country with a passion. But I feel more sorry for the children because they have been born into a world where mass shootings are a common phenomenon.

    • It’s dying because of our ideology and lack of morality. There is hardly any guidance in families nowadays where kids are growing up in broken homes. Kids are left to their own devices with no boundaries. Some barely make it out of those situations like I did with a better attitude and mentality. It’s harder to grow up and be a man when you never had one to show you what that looks like and that is what is missing in our society. Our society tells us to do what we feel is right and that we deserve it.

  20. Jaii gogetit | March 25, 2021 at 4:46 AM | Reply

    “Our country is dying in a lot of ways.”
    “This isn’t a Global pandemic, this is our (America’s) Pandemic.

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