March 22, 2018

U.S. students protest, plan more walk-outs for gun control

23 February 2018, 07:13 | Christie Tate

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Inside the capitol, students met with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.

People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school, February 14, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Seventeen students and adults were killed.

"And when that person leaves the facility, the mental health facility where they're examined, that doesn't mean we should give them back their guns", he added.

Another student said he was taking part in the school walkout to put forward his belief that instant background checks should be routinely carried out.

In Minneapolis Fox 9 has been broadcasting video footage of high school students from the school district in a procession down city streets toward City Hall. He says he walked through the crime scene of a "horrific killer" 30 minutes after last week's attack on the high school.

"Parkland is not going to stop until we see a change", Maingot said.

Survivors, grieving parents of slain Florida students confront lawmakers
Fred Guttenberg , whose daughter Jaime was killed, said he was angry that many lawmakers won't say that firearms are a problem. The Florida state legislature voted 71-36 to reject a measure to consider banning the sale of assault weapons on Tuesday.

Students in the county had protested against gun violence on Wednesday, hours before the male student's arrest, the Review Journal reported.

Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was one of the 17 killed on Valentine's Day, stood up and told Rubio his statements on the incident "and those of your president this week have been pathetically weak". "Until someone in our White House and our congress and our government who are supposed to be protecting us makes a change." . If you supported us, you would have made a change long ago. We are crying out with these kids. The poignant shape, which was captured in its entirety by news helicopters, is especially powerful, considering the massacre - in which 14 students and three faculty members were gunned down - took place on Valentine's Day.

Thousands of teenagers, including many still too young to vote, have become grassroots activists.

Several lawmakers and Democratic candidates for governor and other offices spoke at the rally. But he wishes he could have gone - and believes in demanding more gun control and remembering school shooting victims.

"They're putting the gun manufacturers profits over the value of the lives of our children, which is wrong", he said.

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