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Oklahoma Lawmaker Says Lack Of Father Figures Contributes To Gun Violence

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An Oklahoma lawmaker is gaining attention on social media for comments made during a ‘town hall for our lives’ meeting.

In a video posted to twitter Representative Jeff Coody stated that while he believes mental health is an influence of gun violence, studies show that the lack of a father figure is a contributing factor to children killing innocent people, according to Briley Jones.

Ryan Deitsch, a student and survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, responded to the representative’s comments on twitter saying:

“Daddy issues do not always result in senseless slaughter, but they could be the death of Representative Coody’s career.”

Representative Coody was recently under fire for his comments made in a viral video regarding the statewide teacher walkout when he compared the OEA’s demands to extortion.

See Also: Not All Oklahoma Schools Plan To Close For Walkout

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