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          PLAYING Today’s Takeaway: Protecting Our Children From Gun Violence

          Today’s Takeaway: Protecting Our Children From Gun Violence


          February 21, 2018

          On February 14, 2018, the third worst school shooting in U.S. history occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It is alleged that 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz entered the school with an AR-15 assault rifle and sprayed bullets, killing 17 students and wounding others.

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          Dr. Phil speaks with student survivors of the tragedy, who say they are determined to make a difference and not let these types of massacres continue to occur in the United States.

          In the video above from after the show, Dr. Phil implores adults to make a change, so children no longer have to suffer and feel unsafe.

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          “This isn’t about politics; it’s about the adults protecting the children in America,” Dr. Phil says. “We need to stop yelling and screaming and start saying, ‘Look, let’s bring some common sense to this.’”

          This episode airs Thursday. Watch more here.

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