24 May 2018
The First Minister yesterday met the family of Emma Crozier, one of the victims of the Dunblane tragedy, to hear about their recent trip to Florida where they met with survivors and families of the victims of the Parkland school shooting.
Jack, Ellie and Alison Crozier came to parliament to discuss their support for Parkland families, students and campaigners, and what can be learned from the Snowdrop campaign which led to a ban on private handgun ownership in the UK.
FM @NicolaSturgeon invites Dunblane family to Holyrood following our Florida trip where we met relatives & friends of the #Parkland school massacre. ?? https://t.co/q7RFa3xrqC pic.twitter.com/Pcdvtxu2lq
— Connor Gillies (@ConnorGillies) May 24, 2018
The First Minister said:
It was a priviledge to meet the Crozier family in person, having spoken to them down the line when they were in America.
The whole story of their trip to America, hooking up with the Parkland campaigners there, is really inspiring, because in Scotland Dunblane was a tragedy. It was something that will never be forgotten. But out of that came positive change around gun laws.
If that example and that inspiration can help the campaign for gun reform in America then that will be another positive outcome of the Dunblane tragedy.”