Funny … when we saw that Politico had named “the Parkland teens” to its fifth annual #Poltico50 list of people who have transformed politics this year, we clicked on over to see what they had to say about Parkland teen and activist Kyle Kashuv, who met with several senators as well as the president and first lady in the Oval Office to show off his “ReachOut” app, which would allow students to provide each other with emotional support and help them recognize and report warning signs.

Let’s just say Kashuv made the most of his time in Washington, D.C.:

Imagine our shock, then, when we didn’t see Kashuv mentioned anywhere.

Instead, the focus was on the “real” Parkland teens — the small group of anti-NRA activists that had already been featured on the cover of TIME. Of course, much of the focus was on David Hogg, most recently seen encouraging an audience of Canadians to contribute to American political campaigns, which is of course against the law.

Hogg went so far as to call the NRA “pathetic f**kers that want to keep killing our children” and asserting that the NRA “could have blood from children spattered all over their faces, and they wouldn’t take action, ’cause they all still see those dollar signs.”

You know who could have taken action? The armed school resource officer who was assigned to the school and hid in a stairwell while the massacre unfolded.

Hey, CNN — we’re still waiting for that follow-up town hall with Sheriff Scott Israel knowing all that we know about the police response to the shooting.

And so are the NRA’s membership numbers, reportedly.

What’s the chance that pro-Second Amendment Parkland survivors like Kashuv will ever be considered “legitimate” voices in the school safety conversation?


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