On Saturday, March 24, 2018, students from across America and even in other countries will stand up and demand reasonable gun regulation. Only a month ago, students at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida were terrorized , when a disgruntled former student showed up with an AR15 assault weapon and opened fire, gunning down dozens of students, leaving 17 dead in his wake. The difference this time is the students from Parkland that survived the attack are pushing back…seriously pushing back. They have stepped up to demand meaningful gun regulation, including a ban on assault weapons.. The Stoneman Douglas kids have become assertive and articulate leaders in a nationwide effort to bring people together in support of their cause.
Tomorrow, Saturday, March 24, 2018, at least 500,000 people are expected in Washington to demand that their elected representatives do something about the epidermic of gun violence across America. Millions more are expected in events in cities across America, and in even some cities in Canada and in Europe.
These kids have thrown down the gauntlet. They have put politicians, who are owned by the NRA on notice. The resolve of these kids, many of whom will be voting in the next election in November for the first time, is very encouraging If young people galvanized by the gun issue successfully take down politicians owned by the NRA, the impact could go far beyond gun regulation.