On the day after the shooting massacre — which left 20 children and six adults dead — Fulton spoke in Jacksonville, Fla. at a Hurting Families with Children in Crime event, an organization that works to support the families of both the victims and the perpetrators of crimes.
“Now maybe they’ll do something about guns,” she said. “No matter what color a child is, a hurt is a hurt.”
Fulton, who is the mother of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who was shot and killed by a Florida neighborhood watch captain in February, said her heart goes out to the parents who lost their children in this tragedy.
“I feel bad for the families of these little boys and girls,” she said. “The parents have a long road of healing ahead.”
Since Martin’s death, Fulton has worked tirelessly to receive justice for her son and speak up for every mother who has lost a child to senseless violence.