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GOP Senator Who Opposed Gun Control After Parkland Massacre, Quickly Files Bill After Dog Dies On Plane

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GOP Senator Who Opposed Gun Control After Parkland Massacre, Quickly Files Bill After Dog Dies On Plane




Social media users blasted Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) for quickly introducing a bill to ban airlines from putting pets in overhead bins after a single dog died on a United flight while failing to call for more gun control following the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school.

“I will be filing a bill tomorrow that will prohibit airlines from putting animals in overhead bins,” Kennedy tweeted on Wednesday. “Violators will face significant fines. Pets are family.”

Kennedy’s proposal came on the same day that thousands of students nationwide walked out of school to protest gun violence and honor victims of the Feb. 14 Florida school shooting that left 17 dead.

After the shooting last month, Kennedy said that the country needs “more idiot control” instead of more gun control.

Kennedy demanded that United’s president provide details about pet deaths on airlines in a letter Tuesday.

The airline has since taken responsibility and apologized for the incident.






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