The events were organized or inspired by some student survivors of the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead. President Jean Knapp said they usually have 15 or 20. "They're stepping off of the sidelines and into the action". Children are among those most impacted by gun violence in this country.
Speakers at the event encouraged young people to register to vote in order to cause the change they want.
She's hopeful the push for stronger gun laws following the school shooting in Florida will lead to change. "Keep at it. You´re leading us forward". "These changes that we demand will allow students to desire to learn and strive at our schools, in colleges without worry, fear, and dismay".
Gaskill's actions contrasted with those of Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson, waited outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during Cruz's shooting spree in Parkland.
He also pointed to the armed school resource officer at Great Mills High School in Maryland who engaged a gunman who had shot two students. "Enough is enough!" she said. She says she has come to view every visitor as a potential threat. But you don't say, "Hey there are 200 deaths from drinking and driving and now we take all the cars away from people".
"People are scared to go to school". With school shootings occurring almost every month, students, with the support of their families and teachers, are now making their voices heard. "I don't feel safe here or in my own home, and that should never be the case".
Nearby, a small group of gun rights supporters peacefully protested.
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So I am here today to honor the words of Toni Morrison: "If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it".
Kashuv noted that Cruz had been "flagged by the child protective services", "flagged by the FBI" and "flagged so many different times by the Broward Sheriff's Office".
"We are the mass shooting generation; every millennial that is here". And that this should be a gun-free world, period'.
People who don't agree with views like Castleberry's continued making their voices heard nationwide and locally Saturday. Former Mayor Megan Barry was also seen greeting marchers at the end of the one-mile march.
The massive March For Our Lives rallies aimed to break legislative gridlock that has long stymied efforts to increase restrictions on firearms sales in a nation where mass shootings like the one in Parkland have become frighteningly common.
Batsheva Castro-Martinez came to show her support for stronger gun laws. She is part of Richmond Ceasefire, a community group dedicated to reducing gun violence, and founder of the Ya-Neema healing circle for victims of gun violence. "I'm here for her". "Guns should not be the exception".
The marches unified hundreds of thousands of people in cities across the country and have galvanized this movement, organizers said. There wasn't a moment of irony when Cher's private security, who I assume we're packing heat, pushed me out of the way as I attempted to ask her a question. We're going to make this a voting issue.