These Parkland parents made and delivered 1,700 Christmas cookies to the NRA to represent the 1,700 kids who lose their lives to gun violence every year
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In US news and current events today, Parkland parents and gun reform activists delivered 1,700 Christmas cookies to the NRA headquarters to represent the 1,700 kids who lose their lives to gun violence every year. Manuel Oliver and Patricia Paduay-Oliver lost their 17-year-old son Joaquin in the 2018 Parkland shooting at MSD High School. They decided to bake the 1,700 cookies after seeing a Nov 23 NRA tweet asking Santa for ammo in exchange for cookies. The Olivers started Change the Ref, a non-profit organization that uses art and ‘creative confrontation’ to fight for an end to gun violence in America. On Dec 22, Paduay-Oliver & activist David Hogg, a former MSD student, delivered the cookies to the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, VA. They were first stopped by a security guard who asked them to leave. Paduay-Oliver and Hogg ended up laying the cookies out on a sidewalk in front of the NRA sign. According to the research group Gun Violence Archive, in 2020, there have been more than 600 mass shootings in the U.S. defined as a shooting in which 4 or more people are injured or killed, excluding the shooter.
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