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Mon Feb 19, 2018, 01:58 PM

American history suggests Centennials could turn the tide on the NRA

The Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida could have simply been destined to be added to a tragic list.

It was the 18th gun-related episode on American school grounds this year, prompting commentators to decry the violence but expect little change in gun laws as a result.
Martin Luther King gives his I Have a Dream speech in 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial
Photo: Student protests inspired the mass gatherings that led to Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech in 1963. (Wikimedia)

But Stoneman Douglas students are declaring they don't want to become just a number, organising protests, criticising President Donald Trump and confronting politicians over the contributions they have accepted from the National Rifle Association (NRA).

The students are not only doing so in words; they plan to do so in person, organising The March For Our Lives, scheduled to take place on March 24 in Washington, DC.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-19/generation-z-nra-gun-control-florida-high-school-massacre/9460720

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Mon Feb 19, 2018, 02:01 PM

1. They're going to the FL state capitol Tuesday 02/20/18 as well.

I'm 100% behind them.

High school shooting survivors plan trip to Tallahassee (on Tuesday, 02/20/18)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210256949

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