Alfonso Calderon Biography
Alfonso Calderón is a Spanish-American student activist against gun violence. He is a survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and a founding member of the Never Again MSD movement. His speeches to lawmakers in the state capital of Tallahassee and on the news media including CNN have been described as “passionate” and “eloquent”.
Alfonso Calderon Age
Alfonso was born in a Spanish town outside Madrid called Alcobendas in 2001. He is 18 years old as of 2019.
Alfonso Calderon Parents
Alfonso was born in a Spanish town outside Madrid called Alcobendas and since then he has been living in the United States. Information about her parents and siblings is not yet known. During the school shooting, he was locked in a closet with fellow students for three to four hours.
Alfonso Calderon Cnn |Alfonso Calderon Speech
Calderon is one of the students who was invited to a CNN Town Hall on February 21 2018 to address their calls for change, including to gun laws. He was also in Tallahassee, Florida after the mass shooting, where he was among the eight students who lobbied the Florida Legislature for change. You can watch the video of that speech below.
Alfonso said on Wednesday February 21, 2018 that President Donald Trump’s suggestion of arming teachers and school staff with weapons to enhance school safety was a “terrible idea.”
Alfonso Calderon Never Again
Calderon is a co-founder of the Never Again movement, which is demanding changes such as stricter background checks for gun buyers and is spearheading the March for Our Lives protest, slated for March 24. Other major players include senior Emma González, junior Cameron Kasky and junior Lorenzo Prado, who also spoke in Tallahassee.
Protests have popped up in other parts of the country as well, including in Washington, D.C., where 50 to 75 students staged a “lie-in” on Monday to symbolize the “atrocities” caused by gun violence. The movement utilizes the #NeverAgain hashtag.
Alfonso Calderon Parkland
Alfonso is a survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. He is also the founding member of the Never Again MSD movement. His speeches to lawmakers in the state capital of Tallahassee and on the news media including CNN on February 21, 2018 have been described as “passionate” and “eloquent”.
He criticized lawmakers for failing to enact sensible gun laws as well as screenings to keep mentally ill people from being able to buy “military grade weapons”. He also criticized the National Rifle Association (NRA) and their spokesperson Dana Loesch for encouraging gun proliferation as well as politicians funded by the NRA. Alfonso said that student voices were not being taken seriously enough. He described a proposal of arming teachers to further school safety as a “terrible idea”, explaining that teachers were never meant to carry lethal weapons. He views his advocacy as more than merely protecting Parkland students but as an effort to save human lives in general. He believes that it is up to the electorate to vote out politicians who support lax gun regulations and the NRA.
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