This weekend, K-12 students, parents, teachers, and celebrities will gather in Washington, D.C. and other cities for the national March for Our Lives, calling for action on school gun violence.
Organizers call it the “March For Our Lives”, born out of the tragic shooting in Florida that left 17 dead at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. “But then when I pull out a gun, I’m basically saying I’m about to kill you”.
On Friday morning, numerous Parkland survivors arrived at the Capitol, where gun control efforts have fizzled for years, even as the list of mass shootings grows longer.
Her daughter, Michelle, was shot and killed four years ago.
Clark, who is also a student at BART, said he came up with the number through research he did online. She said that incident has cast a long shadow over her life and that of her daughter.
Great Mills students, wearing their green-and-gold school colors, were among those thronging the main stage Saturday afternoon.
“Having Congress and the people in power right now see how many people are supporting these victims of gun violence … hopefully that pushes the fact that there needs to be a change”, she said.
He carried a poster that read: “This veteran did not go fight to give NRA con-men the right to sell guns to teens or AR-15s”.
She added: “I want to get to the problem before it gets to me”. “I’m just impressed. I’m impressed with how articulate they are”.
19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student, claimed responsibility for the shooting in the Florida school and was expelled from the school for disciplinary reasons.
WeTransfer unveiled a campaign in solidarity with the March For Our Lives demonstrations today (March 24) where kids, families and supporters demand the end of gun violence and mass shootings.
Students and Americans showed up by the hundreds to take part in the Vancouver march, holding signs critical of the US National Rifle Association and lawmakers.
‘We’re going to make sure the best people get in our elections to run not as politicians, but as Americans. “Thoughts and prayers aren’t enough”.
On Saturday morning, Bruce Nevin looked up a list of school shootings in the United States on Wikipedia.
The March for Our Lives rally started at 10 a.m.at Jack Poole Plaza, where students gave impassioned speeches.
The region has experienced a spate of gun violence in recent years.
Although the official protest language doesn’t offer specifics on gun control measures, numerous protesters want high-powered firearms like the AR-15 assault rifle to be outlawed. Others called for more funding to install bulletproof doors and windows in classrooms.
The city suggests that drivers plan for delays on Saturday in parts of downtown; the impacted area is bordered by Fifth Avenue, Olive Street, Broadway, and Eighth Avenue to the federal courthouse, as well as the Ferry Street Bridge.
“We would like to hear from our own peers”, Goshay said. “Remember that policy change is not almost as hard as losing a loved one”.
On Friday, President Trump ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to issue a new rule banning the use of bump stocks, which are generally used to modify semi-automatic weapons so that they can fire more rapidly.