This time, it might be different.
Maybe it won’t happen again? Students all across the U.S. are doing their best to make sure it doesn’t.
That seems to be the hope after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed at least 17 people and injured at least 14 others. In recent days, students and activists have called on their peers to demand change and reform. This push for change has ultimately led to the National School Walkout on March 14 and the March for Our Lives on March 24.
The events and protests will be focused on calling Congress to act on gun violence and change soemthing about it. They follow several days of fiery speeches by students who survived the shooting, including one by Emma Gonzalez at a gun control rally on Saturday that went viral after she proclaimed,
“Politicians who sit in their gilded House and Senate seats funded by the NRA telling us nothing could have ever been done to prevent this, we call BS,” Gonzales said. “They say that tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence. We call BS. They say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun. We call BS. They say guns are just tools like knives and are as dangerous as cars. We call BS. … They say that no laws could have been able to prevent the hundreds of senseless tragedies that have occurred. We call BS.”
From here on out we will see the events unfold and if possible changes be made.