Students in Florida and Maryland walked out of their schools en masse February 21st to protest gun violence in what could be a preview of nationwide demonstrations planned for next month.
Dozens of students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the site of the shooting that left 17 people dead on Valentine’s Day, joined hundreds of their peers from across Florida to descend on the state Capitol, enraged that state lawmakers on Tuesday dismissed a bill that would ban assault rifles and high-capacity magazines.
We’re what’s making the change. We’re going to talk to these politicians. We’re going to keep pushing until something is done, because people are dying and this can’t happen anymore.
Read the full article on students rallying for gun control by Michelle Mark at Business Insider
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