Gilbert students walk out in memory of Parkland shooting
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 22, 2018,
Feb 22, 2018, 10:11
The teen activists called for a ban on assault-style rifles in the state like the AR-15 firearm that 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz allegedly used to carry out the shooting at his former school, making it one of the most deadly school shootings in U.S. history.
School records show that the suspected Florida high-school shooter displayed a long history of emotional and behavioral problems, and a fixation on guns, wars, and terrorists. "We know what we want".
"Do you believe that identifying porn as a public health risk is more important than identifying gun violence as a public health violence, especially after the events of this week and the events of June 12, 2016, when 29 people were murdered by gun violence at Pulse?" "We need to listen to the other points of views".
"What happened to her is that it was a very, very ugly act that was committed by one person but as you look around at how many people who are here ... there are thousands more who are doing something really attractive for my sister", Meghan Petty said. These people who voted down the bill haven't experienced what we did.
Pollack said his daughter was shot nine times on the third floor of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The US Congress is also deadlocked on the gun debate, accomplishing nothing since the shooting in Las Vegas. "This is about you guys, this is about everybody here making a difference".
"There's no. middle ground of having that institution where you had trained people that could handle it and do something about it and find out how sick he really is", Trump said.
"People are talking about how we aren't serious because we're children, but. we're serious". "The students are what is different this time", said Kate Kile, leader of the Tallahassee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which has been providing water and snacks for students visiting the state capital.
Stoneman Douglas students already in Tallahassee suffered heartbreak Tuesday when House lawmakers voted not to take up a bill banning AR-15s and similar weapons. "There will be marches and demonstrations should they come to Dallas and we, Dallas, will be the ones that have to bear the cost and the responsibility and to protect the citizens". The lawmakers, mostly Republicans, rejected the motion by 36-71. Republicans, who dominate the chamber, dismissed it.
California Senator Dianne Feinstein said last week that she would introduce the legislation in the Senate to raise the minimum purchasing age for assault rifles to 21.
Democrats attempted to get a bill to ban assault rifles and large-capacity magazines heard on the House floor on Tuesday. Gov. Rick Scott, also a Republican, convened groups assigned to propose measures for protecting schools from gun violence. The committees met Tuesday and vowed to make changes. "I am fairly certain that we are going to have some changes in Tallahassee".
Americans support stricter gun laws by a 66 to 31 percent margin, according to a poll released on Tuesday by Quinnipiac University.
"He often perseverates on the idea that his current school is for students that are "not smart" and that he can now handle being in "regular" school", the records said. Police were repeatedly called to his house throughout his childhood. Yet he legally purchased a semi-automatic rifle. "This is our business, and we know it", Adkinson said. "We're asking to help save student lives", he said. "We only asked for five minutes and so we're just sitting until they speak", Tyrah Williams, a 15-year-old sophomore at Leon High School, which is within walking distance of the Capitol. "Whether it's funding or mental health or gun safety or any of that sort of stuff - I am pro any of that".