It’s become a horrible pattern in this country: There’s a mass shooting, everyone’s outraged, the politicians say it’s too early to talk about it, and then, within a few days, it’s almost like everyone forgets.
This time, though, it actually feels different.
And it’s because the students who survived the mass shooting last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida aren’t going to LET IT be forgotten.
Many of them have already made powerful, poignant statements on national news, BEGGING and PLEADING with Congress and the president to actually do something about the gun violence epidemic in this country. And now, they’re organizing the “March For Our Lives” on March 24th. It’s a march on D.C. to demand real, significant gun law reform.
Emma Gonzalez is a senior at the school, and she delivered a speech at a rally on Saturday where she included a vow from her and her fellow students. Quote, “We are going to be the last mass shooting.”
"They say that tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence. We call BS!" Florida high school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez calls on President Trump and lawmakers to tighten gun restrictions in impassioned speech at an anti-gun rally in Fort Lauderdale https://t.co/DgnqrrVs9x
— CNN (@CNN) February 17, 2018
Survivors of the Parkland school shooting:
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) February 18, 2018
Florida school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez on politicians who take money from the NRA: “If they accept this blood money, they are against the children… you’re either funding the killers, or you’re standing with the children…” https://t.co/UPVFELwTyP pic.twitter.com/zt8s7TQpLJ
— CNN (@CNN) February 19, 2018
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) February 19, 2018