Florida Shooting Survivors Announce Nationwide March To Demand Gun Control
By: Kayla Pasacreta
The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school, where Wednesday's tragic mass shooting occurred, are making their voices heard to advocate for gun control. In fact, these teenagers seem to be leading talks and efforts to put pressure on Congress to abandon their interests in the NRA and create gun control legislation.
In a compelling speech made by 17-year old Cameron Kasky, she stated, "We are going to be the kids you read about in textbooks. Not because we're going to be another statistic about mass shooting in America, but because, just as David said, we are going to be the last mass shooting." Another student, senior David Hogg criticized lawmakers for their inaction in the wake of mass shootings, "The future of our country are those children that are currently dying because politicians refuse to take action."
Below is a powerful excerpt from Cameron Kasky's speech:
Women's March organizers are getting behind the movement, and calling for a nationwide 17-minute student walk-out on March 14th.
Several students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are committed to making sure other students don't have to endure the same tragedy they went through. Student Emma Gonzalez stated, "We want to be with those students who we didn’t understand their pain before and it’s all too tragic that we all have to understand the same pain now.”