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Sun Feb 18, 2018, 12:57 PM

UPDATED - Florida shooting survivors announce national march against gun violence

Source: Politico

By CRISTIANO LIMA 02/18/2018 11:11 AM EST

Five survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida announced plans on Sunday for a nationwide march, as well as a demonstration in Washington to call for legislative action to prevent gun violence.

During a spate of TV appearances Sunday morning, students Jaclyn Corin, Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky and Alex Wind unveiled plans to mobilize students to urge lawmakers to act in response to Wednesday's fatal shooting in Parkland, Florida, that claimed the lives of 17 of their fellow classmates and school staffers.

"We're marching because it's not just schools. It's movie theaters, it's concerts, it's nightclubs," Wind told NBC's "Meet the Press." "This kind of stuff can't just happen. You know, we are marching for our lives, we're marching for the 17 lives we lost. And we're marching for our children's lives and our children's children and their children."

The national demonstration, set to take place March 24, will feature calls for lawmakers to take up legislative remedies to improve mental health and expand regulations on guns, the students said.


Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/18/florida-shooting-march-gun-violence-416863



UPDATE:

Florida students plea with Congress: Its about the guns



Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Cameron Kasky speaks at a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Saturday. (Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images)

By Devlin Barrett February 18 at 11:26 AM

Students of the Florida school where 17 people died last week said Sunday they will organize nationwide marches for gun control next month and try to create a badge of shame for politicians who take money from the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups.

We are losing our lives while the adults are playing around, Cameron Kasky said on CNNs State of the Union. Kasky, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., has been part of an outpouring of anger from students who survived the shooting, many of whom have publicly blamed President Trump and NRA-supported politicians for creating the conditions that led to the shooting.

This is about us begging for our lives; this isnt about the GOP, this isnt about the Democrats, this is about us creating a badge of shame for any politicians accepting money from the NRA and using us as collateral, said Kasky.

An NRA spokeswoman declined to comment.

Kasky and other students said they are organizing March for Our Lives rallies in Washington and major U.S. cities on March 24 to demand action on gun violence.

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Reply UPDATED - Florida shooting survivors announce national march against gun violence (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2018 OP
bronxiteforever Feb 2018 #1
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2018 #2
kiri Feb 2018 #22
50 Shades Of Blue Feb 2018 #3
jalan48 Feb 2018 #4
HootieMcBoob Feb 2018 #10
pandr32 Feb 2018 #5
msongs Feb 2018 #6
mtngirl47 Feb 2018 #13
JPK Feb 2018 #7
msongs Feb 2018 #8
oberliner Feb 2018 #28
RandomAccess Feb 2018 #9
backtoblue Feb 2018 #11
DemSoc Feb 2018 #20
Fluke a Snooker Feb 2018 #12
sharedvalues Feb 2018 #16
NJCher Feb 2018 #14
sharedvalues Feb 2018 #15
sueh Feb 2018 #17
ancianita Feb 2018 #18
ffr Feb 2018 #19
hamsterjill Feb 2018 #21
mpcamb Feb 2018 #23
Cha Feb 2018 #24
TheFrenchRazor Feb 2018 #25
woodsprite Feb 2018 #26
Bengus81 Feb 2018 #27
LanternWaste Feb 2018 #29

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 12:59 PM

1. Kick and recommend for visibility and awesomeness

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 01:02 PM

2. "stop going on vacation"

Young folks are blasting the dotard!

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 10:57 PM

22. "It is the glory of youth to think, to protest, and to rebel."

Years ago--about 1956--I read in the New Republic: "It is the glory of youth to think, to protest, and to rebel."

It was our duty to pass on to younger people the honor of protests, from civil rights, Vietnam, social justice, black lives matter. I hope we succeeded.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 01:11 PM

3. Planning what wear depending on the weather!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 01:17 PM

4. The youth of this country will lead the way. nt

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 02:51 PM

10. Indeed

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 01:49 PM

5. AWESOME!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 02:22 PM

6. unfortunately other groups are hijacking the march concept espoused by these kids nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 03:34 PM

13. Hopefully those other groups (whoever they are) will join in the march

and lawmakers and our fellow Americans will see millions of us who are for gun control.

(I'm going to join in the march....making some calls to see if I can get a trip to Washington together)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 02:23 PM

7. I'm in Florida and I will join the march in my city. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 02:23 PM

8. link is a pay site nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 09:53 AM

28. It's the Washington Post

Perhaps consider paying for the journalism they provide?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 02:34 PM

9. Every single activist group in the nation should sign on and join them

 

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 02:54 PM

11. + 1 nt

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 10:35 PM

20. +1 nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 03:26 PM

12. This will help end the Republican Party and ultimately repeal the 2nd Amendment

 

Thank Gaia.

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Response to Fluke a Snooker (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 03:58 PM

16. Yes. Motivated young people are kryptonite to the GOP

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 03:50 PM

14. I heard one of them on the radio

I was impressed with the tone of determination.

I would join that march in NJ in a heartbeat.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 03:57 PM

15. GOP billionaires should be shaking in their boots

The biggest reason GOP is able to win elections is low turnout, ESPECIALLY amongst young people who tend to identify as Dems.

This gun violence issue is motivating kids like nothing else. It is going to get young people involved in politics and voting. That is nothing short of a disaster for the GOP billionaires that are trying to control our country.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 04:25 PM

17. K & R! I'm in for the March. My heart is breaking...again.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 07:36 PM

18. I hope the whole nation walks. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 10:10 PM

19. Beautiful. I love these kids, especially Emma Gonzalez. She is one smart young lady.

I'd stand up for her or stand along side her any day. She speaks with wisdom.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 10:51 PM

21. So inspiring!!!!!

I stand in awe of these young people and I am so very proud of them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 18, 2018, 11:14 PM

23. Voter registration, court the mothers, attack the NRA recipients.

Many of them will fall.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 04:02 AM

24. Hallelujah!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 04:41 AM

25. why don't they just march against violence? "gun violence" is just the tip of the iceberg, and it

 

is certainly not the only kind of violence that is wrong or that should be stopped. a lot of "gun violence" probably starts out as other kinds of violence.

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Response to TheFrenchRazor (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 07:44 AM

26. We need the automatic weapons ban reinstated

Itís good to concentrate on one core idea, especially going up against the NRA.

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 09:49 AM

27. And Dems in Congress should be POUNDING it day and night on the floor....

Then let Republicans REFUSE to re-instate the ban,talk about it,bring it to a vote.....

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Response to TheFrenchRazor (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 19, 2018, 11:17 AM

29. I can certainly see how a march against gun violence would be counter-productive

I can certainly see how a march against gun violence would be counter-productive to many current narratives.

Why not celebrate all holidays on Christmas rather than just one? Christmas is only the tip of the holiday iceberg, and a lot of celebrations probably starts out on other holidays.

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