"A child of God is dead", Mudd said.
"I have 10 nieces and nephews,"Mudd said before his voice broke".
Mr Mudd ended the interview abruptly as he was fighting back tears. Can we not acknowledge in this country that we cannot accept this?
"People say we've got to learn some and, as a result people say we've got to learn some lessons. Unfortunately lessons are never, never learned", Blitzer said, speaking for Mudd, who returned to air a few moments later after composing himself.
Mudd would return later to talk about law enforcement in relation to the Parkland shooting.
Bump stocks are mostly outlawed in the U.S., but until October 2017 they were available at retailers like Walmart.
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The 17 victims included both adults and children.
Police identified the suspect as Nicolas Cruz, who is now in custody.
Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was identified as the gunman and taken into custody by the police.
Democratic members of Congress have been criticising Congressional Republicans for their inaction on gun control in the wake of so many mass shootings.
Not even someone with over 30 years of experience between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Central Intelligence Agency was able to handle the news of yet another mass shooting.