Parkland Shooting Survivor Kyle Kashuv Endorses Austin Petersen for U.S. Senate

Parkland Shooting Survivor Kyle Kashuv Endorses Austin Petersen for U.S. Senate

Kansas City, Missouri (June 18, 2018) - Parkland shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv has endorsed Austin Petersen in his run for U.S. Senate. Kashuv was a junior at Stoneman Douglas High School when a shooter killed fourteen of his classmates and three staff members on February 14th, 2018. He has since become a staunch gun rights activist, meeting with President Trump and other politicians and encouraging them to refrain from restricting our Second Amendment rights in response to the shooting.


"I proudly endorse Austin Petersen for U.S. Senate in Missouri. Austin is a proud defender of the Second Amendment and principles of liberty,” said Kashuv. “He has motivated thousands of young people across the nation to fight for conservative values. Austin has my full support, and I look forward to him championing the cause of freedom in the U.S. Senate."


His endorsement comes ahead of the March for Our Lives Rally to take place at Reardon Convention Center in Kansas City this evening. Three of Kashuv’s classmates will be speaking at the rally to rile up support for the upcoming elections, which is one of 50 rallies planned across the country.


“This is the most important U.S. Senate race in the country, and Josh Hawley is to the left of the Obama administration on gun control,” stated Petersen. “Kyle and I know that our Second Amendment rights must be protected, and there is no tragedy, no matter how great, that justifies taking away the rights of innocent people. I’m humbled to receive his endorsement and believe he is a brave young man with a bright future.”


In response to the endorsement and rally, the Petersen Campaign released an ad highlighting Hawley’s gun control views, which can be viewed here.


Austin Petersen is a pro-life, pro-liberty, pro-Constitution candidate for U.S. Senate. Petersen is a small business owner and the founder of the online news source, The Libertarian Republic. Previously, he pursued a career in media as a Producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show Freedomwatch on Fox Business and as a Director of Production for Freedomworks.


The primary election for U.S. Senate in Missouri will be held on August 7th, 2018.