The student survivors of last week鈥檚 school shooting in Parkland, Florida have rallied, and are calling on other young people and their parents to help change the way gun laws work in the country, causing some right-wing pundits to criticize the kids.

Some extreme conspiracy theorists are accusing the victims of being Democratic plants, but author Dinesh D鈥橲ouza went even further on Twitter yesterday, mocking shooting survivors who were crying over a decision by Florida lawmakers that upheld the right to purchase AR-15s 鈥 the semiautomatic weapon used in last week鈥檚 Parkland school shooting.

Many of the surviving students of the Parkland shooting were at the Florida legislature Tuesday after聽Rep. Kionne McGhee of Miami聽attempted an unusual procedural move to try to pull the bill out of committee so it could be heard on the House floor. However, the final vote was 36鈥71 against doing so, according to the Associated Press, essentially holding up the law to allow AR-15s to continue to be sold in the state unregulated. The students in the gallery were visibly upset, and D鈥橲ouza took the opportunity to openly mock them online.

鈥淎dults 1, kids 0,鈥 he first tweeted at the news. But that wasn鈥檛 enough, so D鈥橲ouza doubled down, retweeting the BuzzFeed News story with a picture of a student crying, writing, 鈥渨orst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs.鈥

People on both sides of the political spectrum hit back, however, calling out D鈥橲ouza鈥檚 thoughtless comments.

Even the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) distanced themselves from D鈥橲ouza, a former speaker at one of their events, after Twitter users noticed D鈥橲ouza鈥檚 photo on the CPAC website.

The shooting in Parkland has sparked teens around the country to stand up and take action, regardless of what political pundits might say. Monday, DC area students held a lie-in outside of the White House, demonstrating their desire for stronger gun legislation.

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