Parkland students: We are trying to succeed where the adults have failed

Parkland students: We are trying to succeed where the adults have failed

A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students traveled 400 miles from Parkland to the state capital and camped out overnight at the Tallahassee civic center, waiting for speak with legislators and the governor Wednesday. "No one should be afraid of nonpartisan scientific research, not Democrats, not Republicans, not the National Rifle Association". "How could they do that to us?" she asked, adding, "Are you Kidding me???" You are so strong.

"We want to start a conversation", he said. Keeping the pressure on lawmakers and unabashedly pointing out that lawmakers, to them, favour gun rights over children's lives.

"I am fairly certain that we are going to have some changes in Tallahassee". We are coming after you. "We are so optimistic that we really could make a change", said Feller.

The state House voted down Democratic State Representative Kionne McGhee's motion to hear the bill on banning assault rifles in a 71-36 vote. She held a sign that read, "My life is more important than your guns".

The NRA opposes an outright ban on bump stocks but has said it would be open to restrictions on the devices.

While some students had arrived at the Capitol earlier and were there when the vote took place, many taking buses were eating at an Orlando rest stop when they learned of the legislative defeat.

"We acknowledge that individuals have a right to demonstrate to support a cause".

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The announcement came after a former student shot and killed 17 people in a high school in Florida on Wednesday. The president has voiced strong support for gun rights and the National Rifle Association .

Their priorities: make it hard to buy semi-automatic weapons and make background checks for gun buyers "very extensive", Grady said.

An aide to a Florida politician was sacked for suggesting two teens were merely actors pretending to be students. The rifles will be locked in patrol cars when not in use until the agency secures gun lockers and lockers, he said.

Negron declined to say whether he would support any specific gun control measures, saying, "That's an issue we're going to look at as we work to develop legislation".

Michelle Williams, dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said limited privately funded research has shown the availability of guns in homes leads to more homicide and more suicide.

The students on the seven-hour bus ride checked their phones, watching videos and reading comments on social media about the shooting, some of which accused them of being liberal pawns. It's unclear what role he played in the shooting. Organizers behind the Women's March, an anti-Trump and female empowerment protest, called for a 17-minute walkout on March 14 to "protest Congress' inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods", according to the Associated Press.

Rachel Catania, 15, a sophomore at Stoneman Douglas, said: "We're not going to be the school that got shot, we're going to be the school that got shot and made something happen". "They should be strictly for military" purposes.

Watching 17 of their fellow classmates, teachers and coaches get murdered in cold blood, by a 19-year-old former student with an assault rifle, was absolutely traumatizing. Defense attorneys, state records and people who knew him indicate that he displayed behavioral troubles for years, including getting kicked out of the Parkland school.

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