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First Person: Fred Guttenberg – A Dad’s Mission After Parkland

First Person: Fred Guttenberg – A Dad’s Mission After Parkland

Fred Guttenberg never planned on leading a public life. He didn’t envision himself giving interviews on national news programs or announcing legislation on Capitol Hill. “I was not a politically involved person before February 14th,” Fred said. But that day in 2018, his 14-year-old daughter Jaime was one of 17 people killed by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Fred is now devoting his life to urgently advocating for stricter gun control and public safety laws. A native of Long Island, Fred says his Jewish upbringing instilled in him a commitment to family, service, and standing up for others. Matt Gutman, an ABC News Chief National Correspondent joined Fred on May 23, 2019 at the Center for Jewish History for a conversation on about speaking out, fighting back, and challenging elected officials to do more.

What is Jaime’s Law?

Fred Guttenberg, the father of Parkland victim Jaime Guttenberg, is introducing “Jaime’s Law” aimed at curbing gun violence through a new type of background check. He joins Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi live to break it down.