‘I have lost faith in Amer­ica’: Park­land vic­tim’s mom pens sear­ing Newsweek op-ed

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach (Sunday) - - LOCAL - By Brett Clark­son South Florida Sun Sentinel

The griev­ing mother of a 14-year-old girl who was killed in the shoot­ing ram­page at Mar­jory Stone­man Dou­glas High School wrote in an opin­ion piece pub­lished Mon­day that she has “lost faith in Amer­ica.”

Jen­nifer Gut­ten­berg, whose daugh­ter Jaime Gut­ten­berg was one of the 17 peo­ple killed in the Feb. 14 mass shoot­ing at the Park­land high school, crit­i­cized elected of­fi­cials from Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump on down for their seem­ing un­will­ing­ness to do any­thing about gun vi­o­lence.

“We are cur­rently liv­ing in a coun­try where these things oc­cur way too of­ten and our lead­ers sim­ply do n o t c a r e,” G u t t e n b e rg wrote in the piece, pub- lished Mon­day in Newsweek.

Gut­ten­berg wrote that as of Oc­to­ber 27 there have been close to 200 mass shoot­ings in the United States, in­clud­ing the mas­sacre of 11 peo­ple at a syn­a­gogue in Pitts­burgh by an ap­par­ent anti-Semitic ex­trem­ist.

“I’m sorry to say that I have lost faith in Amer­ica,” Gut­ten­berg wrote.

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