March For Our Lives rally against gun violence, in pictures
Mar 26 2018 by Lorena Waters
Saturday's event in Washington was organized by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people, mostly teenagers, died in a shooting February 14.
Jamesville -Dewitt High School teacher Donna Oppedisano reminded the crowd that despite the focus on the school shooting at Majorie Stoneman Douglas school and the 17 students lost there, many other young people are dying in schools and in our community.
In Utah, the organizers of the pro-gun March Before Our Lives wrote on Facebook: "We march in support of the rights, lives, safety, and security of our children". The latest wave of demands for stricter gun laws have been spurred largely by the student activists who survived the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. They were joined by hundreds of thousands of others in an estimated 800 marches across the world, including at least 13 in Arizona.
"I'm registered to vote", Lamb said. "Another thing is, as teachers, we are very aware of our surroundings and are ready to take somebody on if necessary".
"Universal background checks is supported by 97 percent of Americans", said Senator Chris Murphy.
Kilmurray and Whitacre will remain in Madison after today's event and depart Sunday for Janesville, walking 50 miles over four days and arriving Wednesday as part of a trek titled March for Our Lives, 50 Miles More.
Youth organizers are working with established advocacy groups Moms Demand Action and Protect Minnesota to plan the local event, which had drawn almost 8,000 "yes" RSVP's on Facebook by Thursday afternoon.
"I think teachers should have guns", he said, echoing a proposal made by Trump. I led a school-wide protest. "That we invest in school personnel".
Students, families with children and other protesters raised placards reading "Protect kids not guns", "Never again", and "Enough is enough" Saturday outside the new embassy building in south London. "I have not, but I can sympathize for those who have, and it's just sad to see people's hearts have been broken (because of) gun violence". Other performers include Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Common, Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato. It shouldn't have happened anywhere, and we feel like it's time to make change and get gun reform. "Who's Afraid of the NRA?" The 33-year-old ecologist said he and his wife both own firearms for hunting, but don't support the National Rifle Association. "We shouldn't have guns in our society".
"That's just the type of person I knew him to be", she said.
"What they are saying is that they need us".
Pittsfield students attending the march in Washington were scheduled to meet with U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, and Herzig is encouraging them to plan a public event to share what they have learned, and offer next steps about addressing national policies and local needs.
Police shut down several streets near the capitol in Sacramento as marchers streamed through the streets holding signs.
Referencing the alleged gunman in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, she said, "It should not be that easy for a 19-year-old male to put a gun into a guitar case, get in an Uber, go to the school" and snuff out lives so easily. "So let's start there and see if we can make progress". "We will be voting in 2020".