Kyle Kashuv
Kyle Kashuv


Kyle Kashuv
Kyle Kashuv is an American activist and survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Following the shooting, Kashuv received media coverage

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Kyle KashuvBorn (2001-05-20) May 20, 2001 (age 18)[1]ResidenceParkland, Florida, U.S.NationalityAmericanEducationMarjory Stoneman Douglas High SchoolYears active2018–presentKnown forGun rights activism

Kyle Kashuv is an American activist and survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Following the shooting, Kashuv received media coverage for his views on gun rights.[2][3] He advocated for the STOP School Violence Act.

Contents Shooting aftermath and activism

Kashuv is a survivor of the February 14, 2018 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. At the time of the shooting, Kashuv was 16 years old, attending his junior year.[4] In April, Kashuv said he was questioned by a Broward County officer and a school security officer after he posted a photo of himself posing at a shooting range with an AR-15 rifle, on his Twitter account.[5][6] In November, Kashuv petitioned Trump to award Peter Wang, a student who had helped several others escape before he was killed, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.[7]

Kashuv became director of high school outreach of the pro-Trump[8] group Turning Point USA and gave speeches about gun rights,[9] until his resignation in May 2019.[10] Governor-elect of Florida Ron DeSantis, a Republican, included Kashuv on his Transition Advisory Committee on Public Safety.[11]

Washington, D.C. meetings Kashuv with President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in the Oval Office in 2018

Following the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Michael Gruen, an "influencer marketer", noticed Kashuv's posts on Twitter and approached him offering to help him get his message out. With the help of former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, and Daily Wire editor Ben Shapiro, meetings on Capitol Hill were set up for Kashuv.[12][4] During his visit, Kashuv met with President Trump, Melania Trump, and several other politicians including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senator Orrin Hatch.[3][12]

In April 2018, Kashuv met with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and discussed the Second Amendment.[13][14][15][16]

Gun rights views

Kashuv supports the bipartisan STOP School Violence Act[17] He favors improving school security and background checks for gun purchases.[12] He has advocated for schools to eliminate gun-free zones, and for policies allowing teachers and school staff to be armed.[18] He does not believe a ban on assault weapons or high-capacity magazines would eliminate mass shootings, focusing instead on failures by "the cowards of Broward", referring to the Broward County Sheriff's Office deputy who did not go inside the school while the shooting was occurring.[19][20][21]

Kashuv said he agrees with fellow student activists David Hogg and Cameron Kasky "that this cannot happen ever again" adding that they differ on what specific policy measures are necessary. He said he felt frustrated that he was not invited to speak at the March for Our Lives event.[4][22][23]

Kurt Eichenwald boycotts

Kashuv and Ben Shapiro listed MSNBC's sponsors in reaction to a tweet in which Kashuv was attacked by journalist and author Kurt Eichenwald. One sponsor, Proactiv, removed its MSNBC advertisements in response.[24][25] Eichenwald apologized to Kashuv, clarifying that he was not an MSNBC contributor at the time. Eichenwald has not been an MSNBC contributor since February 2018.[26][27]

Kashuv and Shapiro also pushed for a boycott of Vanity Fair following a series of emails he sent to Shapiro. Vanity Fair issued a statement saying that Eichenwald is not a contributor.[26][27][28]

Inflammatory and racist remarks

Several of Kashuv's classmates complained on social media and to the press regarding Kashuv's use of inflammatory and racist comments, including inappropriate and offensive racial slurs against African-Americans.[10] Kashuv released a statement about the comments, calling them "callous" and pledging that he "will do better."[29] On June 17, 2019, Kashuv confirmed that Harvard University had rescinded its offer of acceptance as a result of the remarks. [30]

Personal life

Kashuv's parents immigrated to the United States from Israel in the 1990s before he was born. He grew up in Parkland, Florida.[12] Kashuv considers himself to be politically conservative.[17]

References
  1. ^ @KyleKashuv (May 20, 2018). "I was so glad to be able to arrange a FaceTime between Jake and a few students from Santa Fe. This is the real @jakepaul that the public doesn't get to see. Can't wait to celebrate my birthday with Jake later this evening! Tyler, stay strong. We're here for you" (Tweet) – via Twitter..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg/12px-Wikisource-logo.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ "FL Shooting Survivor: David Hogg's Comments 'Egregious and Inflammatory'". Insider. Fox News. March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Parke, Caleb (March 9, 2018). "Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv on meeting Trump, his app to prevent another school shooting". Fox News. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Daugherty, Alex (March 13, 2018). "A conservative Parkland student helps set the agenda in Washington". Miami Herald. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Parkland student claims he was interrogated by deputies for shooting AR-15 at gun range with his dad". ABC News. Associated Press. April 25, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  6. ^ Travis, Scott; Replgole, Josh; Kennedy, Kelli (April 25, 2018). "Parkland student Kyle Kashuv claims he was interrogated by deputy, school security after shooting AR-15 at gun range". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  7. ^ Fink, Jenni (November 23, 2018). "Parkland student appeals to Trump to award Medal of Freedom to student who died saving others". Newsweek. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  8. ^ Daugherty, Alex (June 30, 2018). "Parkland's 'most hated pro-gun advocate' thrills conservatives". The Miami Herald. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  9. ^ Ball, Benjamin; Shevin, Zachary (December 5, 2018). "U.'s Turning Point USA chapter wants to provoke debate, expand dialogue on campus". The Daily Princetonian. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  10. ^ a b Murdock, Sebastian (May 23, 2019). "Parkland Teen Kyle Kashuv, Former Turning Point USA Member, Apologizes For Racist Slurs". HuffPost. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  11. ^ Sweeney, Dan (December 13, 2018). "Now that Ron DeSantis will be governor, are Broward Sheriff Scott Israel's days numbered?". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d Zak, David (March 2, 2018). "A conservative Parkland student's whirlwind trip to D.C. ended in the Oval Office". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  13. ^ Lee, Tracy (April 6, 2018). "Parkland student tweets photo with Clarence Thomas, says SCOTUS judge told him Second Amendment "won't be touched"". Newsweek. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  14. ^ Morton, Victor (April 5, 2018). "Kyle Kashuv, Parkland student, says Clarence Thomas assured him 2nd Amendment safe". The Washington Times. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  15. ^ Bowden, John (April 5, 2018). "Parkland student: Clarence Thomas told me the Second Amendment 'won't be touched'". The Hill. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  16. ^ Leach, Katie (April 6, 2018). "Clarence Thomas tells Parkland survivor that the Second Amendment 'won't be touched'". The Washington Examiner. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  17. ^ a b Gray, Sarah (March 15, 2018). "The House Passed a School Safety Bill While Students Walked Out of Class. Here's What's in It. And What's Not". Time Magazine. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  18. ^ Garcia, Melissa (June 10, 2018). "School Shooting Survivor Rallies At National Western Conservative Summit". CBS4. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  19. ^ CBS News; AP (February 26, 2018). "Florida sheriff under growing pressure over handling of Parkland shooting". Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  20. ^ Nehamas, Nicholas (February 23, 2018). "'School shooter in the making': All the times authorities were warned about Nikolas Cruz". Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  21. ^ Brennan, Margaret (March 25, 2018). "Transcript: Parkland student Kyle Kashuv on "Face the Nation," March 25, 2018". CBS Face the Nation. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  22. ^ Tillett, Emily (March 25, 2018). "Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Kyle Kashuv calls for "common middle ground" on guns". CBS News. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  23. ^ Brennan, Margaret (March 25, 2018). "Transcript: Parkland student Kyle Kashuv on "Face the Nation," March 25, 2018". CBS News. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  24. ^ Tornoe, Rob (April 2, 2018). "It's official: Laura Ingraham will return to her Fox News show". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  25. ^ "Proactiv's Twitter Feed". Twitter. March 30, 2018. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  26. ^ a b Borchers, Callum (April 4, 2018). "So, what are the rules of engagement with the Parkland teens?". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  27. ^ a b Concha, Joe (April 3, 2018). "Vanity Fair distances itself from Kurt Eichenwald after journalist launches attack on Parkland student". The Hill. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  28. ^ "Vanity Fair, MSNBC: Kurt Eichenwald Doesn't Work for Us". The Daily Beast. April 3, 2018. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  29. ^ Kashuv, Kyle (May 22, 2019). "A quick note on callous comments I made a few years ago in high school that are circulating.pic.twitter.com/E6Ki6XIhtc". Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  30. ^ Kashuv, Kyle (June 17, 2019). "1/ THREAD: Harvard rescinded my acceptance". Retrieved June 17, 2019.
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