Today, We Say ENOUGH!
Student walkouts are planned, worldwide today in response to last month's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Florida. Since the shooting, a large protest movement, led primarily by students, has become a huge voice in the fight for gun control. Despite slander from the right-side, these children have taken the fight for gun control into their own hands, tired of being the victims in America's recurring theme of mass shootings in schools.
At 10 a.m. today, thousands of students walked out from their classrooms and at 10 a.m. in other time zones, there are thousands more protests planned. In 10 days on March, 24th there will be larger protests in cities across America. Walkouts are planned in places like Newtown, Conn., the site of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that left 26 people dead, and in Columbine High School in Colorado, where in 1999 15 people were killed in a massacre that signaled the beginning of a new era of school shootings.
The protesters, students, just want to enjoy their childhood, but operate in fear because of a seemingly solution-less monster. The students say that there are too many guns in America and that guns are too easy to get. There are those that oppose that point of view but, what of the dead children? What view do they have?
As America debates what is right and what is wrong the facts remain:
- The NRA pays politicians to get them to do what they want and to vote in certain ways.
- There have been over 40 mass shootings in America in 2018 according to http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/mass-shooting.
- An AR-15 fires it's bullets at a rate 45 times faster than a musket from the Revolutionary War era, when the second amendment was written.
America desperately needs gun control. We are proud of these children. We believe that everyone should use the voice that they have to speak up for what they believe in. Today, we say ENOUGH!