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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 08:24 AM

Parkland students unveil sweeping gun control proposal and hope for a youth voting surge in 2020

Source: WA Post

The student activists who crashed the political arena after the mass shooting last year at their high school in Parkland, Fla., are throwing their weight behind a new and ambitious gun-control program that they hope will set the tone for the debate following the most recent mass shootings and headed into the 2020 elections.

The students are speaking out for the first time since 31 people were killed in one weekend in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. They hope their plan unveiled Wednesday morning will be considered by President Trump as well as his Democratic presidential rivals and will serve as a catalyst for a surge of youth voters next year.

I think similarly to a lot of the country, Im in a lot of pain right now, said David Hogg, 19, a co-founder of March for Our Lives and a survivor of the shooting in February 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. You see these shootings on TV every day and very little happening around it. Its painful to watch. And I think its been really hard for me and many of the other students and people that we work with to find hope in this time.


But I think that this plan is something that we can truly as a country and as Americans united against violence and fighting for peace can get behind.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/parkland-students-unveil-sweeping-gun-control-proposal-and-hope-for-a-youth-voting-surge-in-2020/2019/08/20/145f4574-c36f-11e9-9986-1fb3e4397be4_story.html

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pnwmom Aug 21 OP
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3Hotdogs Aug 21 #2
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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 08:38 AM

1. "The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun"



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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 08:42 AM

2. "....They hope their plan.... will be considered by President Trump...." Are you shitting me?

See other todays topic heading.. Trump, Universal background checks are off the table.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:30 AM

3. I think that's just a ploy...

They have to say that and try to get him on the record against it.

Out of my kids graduating class this year, only five were Trump humpers. And she was convinced some of them just acted that way to annoy the other students as a joke. And this was at a very elite, expensive school full of rich folks who own their own planes. (My kids are on nearly full scholarship and we drive a 20-year-Old Ford.) Even the kids of rich folks seem to get it.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:36 AM

4. Yes We Can. We Must. Especially in Kentucky and Ohio. Im making a

plan that every adult register and bring four 18+ year olds to the polls.

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