Calls for gun control grow louder after Florida shooting

Calls for gun control grow louder after Florida shooting

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are organizing a nationwide march called "March for Our Lives" for gun control after the shooting at their school in Parkland, Florida, on February 14. They proposed approaching the Alameda Police Department to do a gun buyback or hold a gun safety workshop for Alameda residents.

"I am bringing local and state leaders together to find solutions on how to prevent violence in our schools and keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill individuals", he said". School walkouts have been taking place across the country as students push lawmakers to support tougher gun laws.

"I don't know if one school walkout can change things", Russell said.

Multiple other school walk-outs and rallies have been called for as well, including on March 14th (the one-month anniversary of the shooting), and on April 20th which will be the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting. But he believes assault rifles such as the AR-15 styled rifle that authorities say Cruz used should be reserved for the military.

"We respect the Second Amendment, but that doesn't mean we should allow risky people to have firearms", Stewart-Cousins said.

That has sparked anger among numerous students who feel their tragedy should be heard as a call to action. The Broward County Public Defender's Office, which is representing Cruz, has already said he will admit guilt and is hoping prosecutors waive execution as punishment.

Lizzie Eaton, a junior at Stoneman Douglas, called the legislature's vote "heartbreaking".

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"Let there be no doubt about it, AR-15 style rifles and other assault weapons are created to be instruments of mass slaughter, and have no place in the hands of any civilian", Farmer said.

Circe Burnett, who works at a school in Boca Raton, says there's simply no way she or any other teacher can be properly trained for an event like the one that happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14. Kids are now dying in school mass shootings, and they are about to rebel.

Several students took centre stage at an emotionally charged rally in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, with high school student Emma Gonzalez attacking President Trump and other politicians for accepting political donations from the National Rifle Association (NRA), a powerful gun rights lobby group. I meant with Representative Carlos Smith, who I've been in contact with for the past couple of days", he said, "and I went on my journey.

Ryan Deitsch, 18, a senior planning to make the six-hour trip, says organizers have arranged buses to transport about 100 people, students and chaperones, to the capital.

"We're fighting for you guys, we're fighting for the friends we lost, we're fighting for the future kids that we're going to have", Whitney told the crowd.

"If Donald Trump wants to listen to us, he should have taken the first invitation", Wind said.

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