Pelosi grilled by San Francisco middle schoolers on guns, Trump
With middle school graduation and summer vacation just days away, eighth-graders at San Francisco’s Children’s Day School should have been thinking about swimming pools and sleeping in.
Instead, on Tuesday, their minds were on gun control, mental illness and mass incarceration as they grilled one of the most powerful women in American politics about congressional inaction and the future of the country.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, was happy to answer the students’ questions, saying they were “so deep, so thoughtful, so concerned” that she had to remind herself they are graduating from eighth grade, not high school.
The visit to the Mission neighborhood private school capped the students’ yearlong civics project about gun control, which included producing a newspaper, a website and a 1,000-signature petition delivered to Pelosi’s local office supporting a range of legislation, including requiring background checks for gun purchases across the nation.