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Kyle Kashuv Biography
Kyle Kashuv is an American activist. He is one of the survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Following the shooting, she received media coverage for his views on gun rights. Kyle advocated for the STOP School Violence Act.
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Kyle was born on May 20, 2001 in Parkland, Florida, U.S. He is 18 years old as of 2019.
Kyle Kashuv Parents
Kyle parents immigrated to the United States from Israel in the 1990s before he was born. He grew up in Parkland, Florida. Kashuv considers himself to be politically conservative.
Kyle Kashuv Stoneman Douglas High School
Kyle is a survivor of the February 14, 2018 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. He was 16 years old at the time of the shooting, attending his junior year. In April 2018, he 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. In November 2018, he petitioned Trump to award Peter Wang, a student who had helped several others escape before he was killed, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
He became director of high school outreach of the pro-Trump group Turning Point USA and gave speeches about gun rights, until his resignation in May 2019. Governor-elect of Florida Ron DeSantis, a Republican, included Kyle on his Transition Advisory Committee on Public Safety.
Following the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Michael Gruen, an “influencer marketer”, noticed Kyle’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 Kyle. During his visit, he met with President Trump, Melania Trump, and several other politicians including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senator Orrin Hatch.
Kyle met with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in April 2018 and discussed the Second Amendment.
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Kyle supports the bipartisan STOP School Violence Act. He favors improving school security and background checks for gun purchases. Kyle has advocated for schools to eliminate gun-free zones, and for policies allowing teachers and school staff to be armed. 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.
Kyle 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.
Kyle and Ben Shapiro listed MSNBC’s sponsors in reaction to a tweet in which Kyle was attacked by journalist and author Kurt Eichenwald. One sponsor, Proactiv, removed its MSNBC advertisements in response. Eichenwald apologized to him, clarifying that he was not an MSNBC contributor at the time. Kurt has not been an MSNBC contributor since February 2018.
The pair also pushed for a boycott of Vanity Fair following a series of emails he sent to Shapiro. Vanity Fair issued a statement saying that Kurt is not a contributor.
A few of Kyle classmates complained on social media and to the press regarding his use of provocative and racist comments, including inappropriate and offensive racial slurs against African-Americans. Since then he has apologized for the comments, calling them “callous” and pledging that he “will do better.”