This NHL player says, “enough is enough” in terms of Parkland and the mass shootings in the United States.
The Florida Panthers’ Roberto Luongo stated, “I just want to start off by saying that I live in Parkland. I’ve been living there for the last 12 years. My wife was born and raised in that area. My kids go to school in Parkland. When I’m done playing hockey, I want to spend the rest of my life in Parkland. I love that city. Last week it was Valentine’s Day. I was in Vancouver, and obviously we all know what happened and it was, uh, hard for me to be on the West Coast and not be able to get back home and protect my family so no child should ever have to go through that.”
He went on to say, “Some of [the teachers and staff] didn’t make it, trying to protect children, and that is truly what a hero is, and those people need to be put on a pedestal for the rest of their lives. The last thing I wasn’t to say is, since last Wednesday, I’ve been watching the news and I’ve been seeing what the kids from [Stoneman Douglas] have been doing and I am very proud of you guys, you guys are brave. You guys are an inspiration to all of us and at the end of the day, you guys are what’s giving us hope for the future. Thank you.”