In the aftermath of the tragic Parkland, FL high school shooting, students are some of the loudest voices calling for gun control. After 17 students lost their lives when a 19 year old expelled student stormed the school and opened fire, it's been just another shooting in a series of mass shooting which seem to grow more and more across the country. Many are asking what is Congress doing? What is the President doing to put an end to this? Groups have started forming, such as the same group behind all the orchestrated women's marches, that are taking action. The group organized, #Enough! National School Walkout on March 14th at 10am local time urging schools, teachers, students, and school staff members to walk out in protest to raise awareness on the issue that is gun violence in our schools. The protest will last 17 minutes in tribute to those who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
In addition to #Enough National School Walkout day, the students directly affected by the horrific tragedy at Parkland HS, are demanding action of their own. They are taking on the fight and marching on Washington to demand that action be done to prevent gun violence in schools. They declared that on March 24th in every single city, people should organize to protest and raise awareness surrounding gun violence and are calling for Washington to do something.
There was also a rally held in Fort Lauderdale, FL on gun control, where a huge crowd turned out and urged Washington to reevaluate gun control laws after what happened in Parkland. A female high school student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School delivered a very passionate speech around this issue that has many taking notice as it's gone almost viral on social media.
What will be done surrounding gun laws and regulation? Can we expect change in the near future? Will President Trump take serious action? Will Congress? We hope that we have answers to all of this or at least some, very soon. One thing we do know is that something needs to be done because too many people are dying on what now seems like a regular basis.