March for Our Lives: awakening America to gun control

Students–led by Parkland survivors–may be gun control’s newest and best hope for change as hundreds of thousands of protesters marched to demand stricter gun laws in America.

After the Parkland shooting—the worst school shooting since 2012, when 26 children and staff were gunned down at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn.—students put together a gun-control movement to try to prevent a repeat of their horror.

Emma Gonzalez, an outspoken and passionate Parkland student/activist, gave a speech listing all the things her murdered classmates wouldn’t be able to do–a speech that lasted exactly 6 minutes and 20 seconds, which was the amount of time the gunman assaulted her school.

In addition to the March in Washington, there were about 800 marches around the country.

Pro-gun advocates held counter protests to “defend their second amendment rights.”

Marchers do not advocate a repeal of the second amendment. For more information on their central goals, read the Geek here.

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