“If this was a normal year, I would probably be spending it preparing for the SAT or going to a movie theater with friends. But I lost all normality on February 14th; I lost all innocence,” she told a group of about two dozen volunteers outside Kim’s Willingboro campaign office.
Thursday night, in the courtyard of a La Jolla Farms home high above Black’s Beach, four Parkland kids, survivors of their schools Valentine’s Day massacre, symbolized the change that’s got to be coming to a country in love with guns like no other but at the same time sick of gun violence like no other.
Hundreds gathered at a youth-organized protest in front of the NRA’s headquarters, where local chapters of the Brady Campaign have protested monthly since the Sandy Hook massacre.
Every day, eight children are killed or hurt from family fire in homes, and 4.6 million children live in houses with fully loaded guns. MSNBC covers a Brady initiative that addresses a devastating public health issue.
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A protest in front of the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, marked what would have been the birthday of a teenager killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
A block party event featured Team Enough students advocating for common-sense measures to stop gun violence.
Team Enough Executive Council member Robert Schentrup, whose sister was one of the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting, spoke at a March for Our Lives event in Orlando to emphasize the importance of voting in the fight life-saving gun laws.
A steadfast group of gun show opponents say they will return to protest outside the Crossroads of the West event in Del Mar this weekend, as they have several times already this year.
Anti-Violence Groups Holding Block Party on South Side; Parkland Survivor Shares Story
Seventeen people were killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14. Many of the survivors have since become frontline voices against gun violence. Aalayah Eastmond, a survivor of the shooting, spoke to WGN about gun violence.
Fifteen-year-old Eden Hebron had never lobbied Congress before last Thursday—and before February 14, when three of her classmates were murdered in her classroom at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, she’d never really shared her political opinions at all. But, like manyof her fellow student survivors, Hebron’s first-hand experience with devastating gun violence had finally brought her to Washington, where she spoke with federal lawmakers about sponsoring the gun control legislation that currently lays dormant in Congress.
A group that engages young people on gun-violence issues is releasing a report card that assesses whether members of Congress are co-sponsoring gun-control bills.
Marcel McClinton is a student activist for gun reform in Texas. He survived a mass shooting in 2016 when a gunman killed one and injured six outside a Houston church.
“I am pro-Second Amendment, anti-people getting killed senselessly. My dad owns four guns. He locks them up. I don’t know the code. He knows the code. He’s trained to use them,” he stated.
Deadly shootings are a grim fact of daily life in inner-city schools and neighborhoods across South Florida. But beyond these neighborhoods, these deaths receive little attention.” Now, a determined band of minority teenagers from Broward and Miami-Dade counties are plotting a summer of action.