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.
With the school year ending, it’s time for grades to be awarded. Today, the youth-led gun violence prevention group Team ENOUGH issued report cards on every single member of Congress, grading them on how they have - or have not - supported gun safety legislation.
Two years after the tragic shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL that killed 49 people and wounded 53 others, student advocates for gun safety joined with activists nationwide for the National Die-In. Members of Team ENOUGH, a Brady Campaign initiative created to engage and empower young voters around ending gun violence, traveled to Washington, DC to join the rally on Capitol Hill, where they lay motionless for 12 minutes in honor of the more than 700 people killed in mass shootings over the past two years.
SANTA FE, TEX. — Following a week of quiet introspection after a mass shooting took the lives of 10 people in a high school here, some students are beginning to emerge from a shocked, muted sadness to address what they feel is at the heart of the problem: the nation’s inaction on preventing pervasive gun violence.
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.
Student leaders from Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Sandy Hook, Columbine, and neighborhoods impacted by gun violence across the country have joined together to form Team ENOUGH. This new youth-led group will focus on student engagement on the issue of gun violence prevention and ways to continue momentum for change, including voter education, community empowerment, and advocacy. Team ENOUGH will convene individual leaders and other youth-focused organizations on a national platform.