Hillary Clinton speaks out on Florida shooting: 'Remember these feelings in November, and VOTE'

Hillary Clinton took to Twitter on Friday and commented on the Parkland, Florida school shooting that left 17 dead.

“Mass shootings are not inevitable. The majority of Americans support common sense gun reform,” Clinton wrote on Twitter. “Though we feel angry, heartbroken, even helpless now, we have the power to elect people who will protect lives, not gun sellers’ profits. Remember these feelings in November, and VOTE.”

Her tweet was posted a day after former President Barack Obama shared his own message on the shooting.

“We are grieving with Parkland. But we are not powerless,” Obama tweeted on Thursday. “Caring for our kids is our first job. And until we can honestly say that we’re doing enough to keep them safe from harm, including long overdue, common-sense gun safety laws that most Americans want, then we have to change.”

Meanwhile, President Trump addressed the nation on Thursday and mentioned the mental health issue amid reports that the shooting suspect, Nikolas Cruz, has a “significant” history of mental illness.

“Our administration is working closely with local authorities to investigate the shooting and learn everything we can,” the president said. “We are committed to working with state and local leaders to help secure our schools, and tackle the difficult issue of mental health.”

However, as the Washington Post noted, “Trump made no mention of gun-control laws in the aftermath of the third-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.”

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Scott Beige - Geography Teacher

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Chris Hixon - athletic director

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15-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff

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14-year-old Alex Schachter

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14-year-old Cara Loughran

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17-year-old Helena Ramsey

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14-year-old Alaina Petty

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14-year-old Gina Montalto

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15-year-old Peter Wang
18-year-old Meadow Pollack (left)

Student Jaime Guttenberg

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Student Martin Duque

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17-year-old student Nick Dworet

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Football coach Aaron Feis.

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16-year-old student Carmen Schentrup

Student Joaquin Oliver

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Student Luke Hoyer

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