Anger over gun laws voiced at March for Our Lives in Calgary
Mar 25 2018 by Lorena Waters
Just on Tuesday, 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey was fatally shot at Great Mills High School in Southern Maryland by a 17-year-old ex-boyfriend, who died as well.
Another Parkland survivor, David Hogg, said it was a new day. "People are still dying", Stewart said. But speeches and marches like this also remind us that thousands of Americans who are asked to do bad, impossible things-things like fight for the healthcare, safety, and civil rights that every human should be entitled to-routinely and repeatedly get up and do them, in order to make a better world. Collins said he's many friends who disagree with him. "We can and we will change the world!"
They took to the streets of the nation's capital and such cities as Boston, New York, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, Phoenix and Los Angeles in the kind of numbers seen during the Vietnam era, sweeping up activists long frustrated by stalemate in the gun debate and bringing in lots of new, young voices.
More than 800 demonstrations were scheduled in the United States and overseas, according to coordinators, with events as far afield as London, Mauritius and Stockholm.
The group Arizonans For Gun Safety is handling the money since the teens are underage.
"Guns don't kill people".
"Why don't the people who have the power care?" she said.
Caitlin Waters, co-organizer of the Paris event, said it's important for Americans overseas to let Washington know that they want more gun control. His school had a lockdown exercise last week.
"Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women from Stoneman Douglas High School", George Clooney said in a statement on February 20.
Lakers owner Jeanie Buss was among those marching at a rally in Manhattan Beach, Calif., holding a sign reading "Not One More!".
Daisy Hernandez, age 22, joins students and gun control advocates for the "March for Our Lives" event demanding gun control after recent school shootings at a rally in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2018.
Some demonstrators carried American flags.
"No one could comprehend the devastating aftermath or how far this reach or where this could go".
Even as the White House packs itself with all these gun-toting cowboys, much of the rest of America is not waiting for their politicians in the Washington "swamp" (as Trump called it) to act on gun ownership and sales controls.
Her brother Israel was shot and killed back in Septmber of 2016.
"Since the time that I came out here", she said, "it has been 6 minutes and 20 seconds".
The massive rally calling for Congress to take action on gun violence will include star-studded performances by Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Common, Vic Mensa, Andra Day, Miley Cyrus, Lin Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt.
CBS46 will have team coverage of a rally in downtown Atlanta as well as in Washington D.C. He hopes the rallies send a message that gun violence in schools is not normal behavior.
The president has ordered the Justice Department to ban bump stock devices that enable guns to fire like automatic weapons. I am joining forces with you and will match your $500,000 donation to "March For Our Lives.' These inspiring young people remind me of the Freedom Riders of the 60s who also said we've had ENOUGH and our voices will be heard".
In the USA, if you are a citizen and, in many states, above the age of 18 years, you can easily buy firearms ranging from a handgun to a hunting rifle to a military-style assault rifle (minus automatic fire).