A survivor of the Parkland, FL shooting stated that if he had been selected as TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year” he would have declined the award.
Cameron Kasky isn’t just a survivor of gun violence however, but also a very vocal member of the “March For Out Lives” teens who championed for gun control in the aftermath.
Kasky believes that the movement he’s involved with and the goals he wants to achieve “is not about us and it was never about us.”
Kasky would prefer to see the victims remembered/honored, so that their loss could be recognized and acted upon.
To his credit though, “March for Our Lives” was successful in getting then-Governor Rick Scott to sign new gun restrictions into law.
Ultimately TIME Magazine selected Jamal Khashoggi and other journalists who have fought in the name of truth.