Father of school shooting victim unveils billboard in Boston
BOSTON (AP) — A new billboard designed by the father of a Parkland, Florida school shooting victim has been unveiled in Boston.
Manuel Oliver designed the 90-foot long billboard in memory of his son Joaquin Oliver, one of 17 people killed when former student Nikolas Cruz allegedly opened fired in February at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The billboard depicts a photo image of Joaquin Oliver with the quote: “If I had attended high School in Massachusetts instead of Parkland Florida, I would likely be alive today.”
Manuel Oliver said the billboard refers to the stricter gun laws in Massachusetts and other states that were not in place in Florida.
Massachusetts has an assault weapons ban.
Democratic U.S. Sen Edward Markey said Congress should guarantee all states have similarly strong gun laws.