'March for Our Lives' protesters demand stricter gun laws

Mar 25, 2018, 00:49
'March for Our Lives' protesters demand stricter gun laws

Celebrities, parents and teachers will be joining tens of thousands of students who will march on Washington on Saturday, demanding stricter gun laws. There are at least 837 other events happening internationally, according to the event's official website.

A crowd participating at "Never Again" rally to protest and change gun laws after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. "This is action because that's what we need".

Thweatt wasn't happy when students walked out of class in other parts of the country last week, but he doesn't have a problem with them marching on their own time.

A new opinion poll shows that 69 percent of Americans support stricter gun control measures in the weeks after a school shooting in Florida left 17 people dead. "People are still dying", Stewart said.

"We're exhausted of hearing that now is not the time to politicize this", she said.

Huffman said he's in the middle on the issue. Almost two-thirds of Republicans, but less than half of Democrats, predict gun laws will be made stricter.

To hear the National Rifle Association tell it, Saturday's March for Our Lives was orchestrated by billionaires and Hollywood to push an anti-gun agenda.

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Sophie Conde, a Centennial High School junior from Frisco, is an organizer of Saturday's march in Dallas.

Sister Nancy Marsh of Servants of Mercy, 78, came out on the chilly Saturday afternoon for what she said was her first march.

Young activists paint signs to be carried at the upcoming March for Our Lives Los Angeles on March 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

After her daughter, 18-year-old Hannah Oeltjen spoke at the Omaha march, Ginny Fallon gave her a big hug.

Caught between gun control debates are the young people affected by gun violence.

"I have a dream that enough is enough", she said.

Kasky told NPR that the key is getting everyone on the same page.

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"If we dont stop it here.it's just scary", said Ray, who feels people are going to start targeting different groups.

He disagrees with regulating high-capacity magazines and imposing universal background checks. "Parkland happened - nothing's changed", Eastmond said.

And Kasky said that's inevitably what will get people out on the streets. Kids shouldn't have to fight for their lives when there are perfectly good and able adults around to do that for them.

Annika Finzel, 10, at the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, D.C. As a paraprofessional, she said she often thinks about what she'd have to do to protect her students with special needs in a school shooting.

Lisa Blair, 50, attended a march in Tallahassee, Florida, with her son Ray, 12, and daughter Elizabeth, 15.

Arpon, who will be in Long Beach, Calif., says used to fighting against the current as a millennial, Filipino Trump supporter in California.

Gun violence was also fresh for some in the Washington crowd: Ayanne Johnson of Great Mills High in Maryland held a sign declaring, "I March for Jaelynn", honoring Jaelynn Willey, who died Thursday two days after being shot by a classmate at the school. Ninety-six percent! You couldn't get 96 percent of Floridians to agree that the Atlantic Ocean is real.

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The other amendment in play is the second, which states: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed".

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