One of your readers writes: "We should take a look at what our elected officials are doing to keep the citizens safe and how they feel about limiting the ability of people with psychological issues to purchase weapons". In the aftermath of a mass shooting, many people want the government to immediately pass new gun control laws.
Kiara Herrington celebrated her eighth birthday with her mom and holding a sign reading "Protect Kids Not Guns" at a rally calling for an end to gun violence and school shootings. But it's like: "One day you see somebody, the next day they're gone", Holt said.
The nationwide movement comes in the wake of a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14 that killed 17 students. "I don't know what the solution is, but I know we need to continue to talk about it".
One "common-sense" proposal is to reenact the "assault weapons" ban.
Mike Fidler, 71, of Carlsbad, holding a blue "March For Our Lives" sign, said with regards to gun control, it's time for a change.
On Sunday, less than 24 hours after the "March", an inspired Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) issued a public challenge to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.): Bring bills to prevent gun violence to the Senate floor and allow debate. That's the highest rate among the country's 30 biggest cities.
Adian's cousin was reportedly shot while walking home from work. Majority didn't have a father growing up and many of them weren't taking psychiatric drugs. Go online and listen again to their speeches, hear their conviction, see their outreach to all victims of gun violence.
"It is nearly impossible to understand what the victims, the families, are going through, what they feel, or even to be able to relate to a situation like this unless you've been in it", Hudson told CNN. It can happen to anybody.
Proponents of stronger gun laws are up against an especially tough gun culture in this state, but Arkansas' young advocates for change still might find some success.
Meanwhile, here in Los Angeles, a smaller crowd of over a dozen President Donald Trump supporters showed up on Spring Street, to counter the #Neveragain protestors.
Mayou called the rally and march a success. In Salt Lake City, Utah, a counter protest called "March Before Our Lives" called for safety in schools, but not impacting the Second amendment.
10-12 thousands students and community members flooded downtown for Nashville's "March for Our Lives" event that ran parallel to the national movement.
These students - not only those from Parkland but all over the nation - may never become involved in a more important cause, one that holds the promise to save so many American lives.
The students, inspired to take a stance against lax gun laws that permit criminals such as the Florida high school shooter to obtain an assault rifle and kill 17 people in cold blood, were embraced - rightfully so - by the mainstream media.
Now, in the days of ALICE drills, our preschool teachers are tasked with the responsibility of teaching 3-, 4- and 5-year-old children with cognitive disabilities the life skill of how to decide whether to hide or run away if someone is being unsafe with guns. Maybe they would turn to their counselors, one high school student said, if more of them were black like he is.
School shootings are horrendous and devastating to everyone, and should not happen, but the jerk-knee reactions to these events are not a solution.
"It started pouring rain and not a single person moved, all of us were like 'yes, we are here for this, we are not going to stop, '" said Turiczek.
Organizers Anne Joy Cahill-Swenson, a first-year at Grimsley High School and team coordinator for the march, and Claire Haile, a first-year at Northwest Guilford High School and business coordinator for the march, also spoke at the rally.
Michael Gambro, a senior and technology education major, asked the panelists to define what "secure" means to them and if military or firearm technology makes society safer.
"You can not pass a gun control law that a criminal won't be able to get around", Pratt said.