The student survivors from the Parkland shooting are planning a march in Washington on March 24th.
Their mission is to pivot America’s long-running gun control debate — which tends to flare up with each mass shooting — toward meaningful action.
“We want this to stop. We need this to stop. We are protecting guns more than people,” said Emma González, 18, one of five core organizers, whose impassioned speech at a rally in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday drew national attention. “We are not trying to take people’s guns away; we are trying to make sure we have gun safety.”
I’m going to try to make it. I hope as many people as possible attend. Let’s make this a point in the fight for sensible gun laws.
This, from the ABC News story:
“Any politician on either side who is taking money from the NRA is responsible for events like this,” the high school junior said of the shooting on Feb. 14 that killed 17 students and teachers at the school. “At the end of the day, the NRA is fostering and promoting this gun culture.”
Kasky said the point is to “create a new normal where there’s a badge of shame on any politician who’s accepting money from the NRA.”