Stars affected by violence join students' gun-reform rallies

Participants gather during the March For Our Lives Parkland event Saturday
Participants gather during the March For Our Lives Parkland event Saturday
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26 March, 2018

"Today, we take to the streets in over 800 marches around the globe and demand common sense gun laws".

"Although the Second Amendment gives us the right to keep and bear arms, which is not something I totally disagree with, this right should not entitle people to weapons that can shoot 10 (rounds) per second", Luker said. One notably absent was the POTUS; but many lawmakers showed up to lend their support. "They've said that money is most important to them and it's time for us to pick somebody else". I'm Kelly O'Brien. I'm 17 years old. I am told that these rallies are one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era. "As citizens of the world, we should make sure this does not happen", he added.

But these rallies did not attract too many students even in some of the most liberal campuses in the USA.

Eli Barsy: I don't like the idea of having weapons in schools, and I don't like think teachers are the appropriate person to have weapons in schools.

"Emma Gonzalez, she really has inspired me to step up because it is happening in all our local communities", said 17-year-old Golden Valley High School senior Camilla Luker, mentioning one of the several outspoken Parkland students who've become the face of a national student-led resistance against gun violence. Those who spoke at the rally are asking that the public make a stand and get ready to vote.

Today, thousands marched in Washington DC. for the flagship March For Our Lives event, honouring the 17 innocent lives lost in the mass shooting at Marjory Douglas High School earlier this year. "Keeping our children safe is a top priority of the President's, which is why he urged Congress to pass the Fix NICS and STOP School Violence Acts, and signed them into law".

She said she would support raising the age at which people could buy guns and some type of monitoring for those who bought large numbers of assault rifles.

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"She's with friends from school, and they're going to march on Saturday down the streets of Prague", her mother, Audrey Diaz, said.

Tallulah Lefkowitz, a Petaluma High School junior, said it is "becoming increasingly apparent that we must fight for ourselves".

"We're here to lead", she continued. "People are still dying", Stewart said.

He pointed to California's bans on assault rifles, bump stocks and waiting periods on gun sales as a model for federal legislation, and closed with a message for President Donald Trump - "Get with the program Mr. President, or get the hell out of the way". He wore a shirt that said: "We can end gun violence".

The Washington, D.C. area planned out Saturday's demonstration weeks in advance.

Other "March for Our Lives" events took place in a dozen other cities across North Carolina on Saturday.

Yolanda Renee King, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 9-year-old granddaughter, drew from the civil rights leader's most famous words in declaring from the Washington, D.C., stage: "I have a dream that enough is enough". "I can't stress enough just how anxious I am about being in American in general".


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