These Parkland parents made and delivered 1,700 Christmas cookies to the NRA to represent the 1,700 kids who lose their lives to gun violence every year » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis In US news and current events today, Parkland parents and gun reform activists delivered 1,700 Christmas cookies to the NRA headquarters to represent the 1,700 kids who lose their lives to gun violence every year. Manuel Oliver and Patricia Paduay-Oliver lost their 17-year-old son Joaquin in the 2018 Parkland shooting at MSD High School. They decided to bake the 1,700 cookies after seeing a Nov 23 NRA tweet asking Santa for ammo in exchange for cookies. The Olivers started Change the Ref, a non-profit organization that uses art and ‘creative confrontation’ to fight for an end to gun violence in America. On Dec 22, Paduay-Oliver & activist David Hogg, a former MSD student, delivered the cookies to the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, VA. They were first stopped by a security guard who asked them to leave. Paduay-Oliver and Hogg ended up laying the cookies out on a sidewalk in front of the NRA sign. According to the research group Gun Violence Archive, in 2020, there have been more than 600 mass shootings in the U.S. defined as a shooting in which 4 or more people are injured or killed, excluding the shooter. #GunViolence #ProtestArt #Christmas #News #NowThis #NowThisNews Connect with NowThis » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat NowThis is your premier news outlet providing you with all the videos you need to stay up to date on all the latest in trending news. From entertainment to politics, to viral videos and breaking news stories, we’re delivering all you need to know straight to your social feeds. We live where you live. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisnews @nowthisnews This video "Parkland Parents Make 1,700 Cookies for the NRA", first appeared on https://nowthisnews.com/.