Jewish marchers at USA gun rallies demand Congressional action
Mar 25 2018
Thousands of demonstrators, including students, teachers and parents are gathering in Washington, New York City and other cities across the country for an anti-gun violence rally organized by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School school shooting on February 14 that left 17 dead.
Gooze asked lawmakers to ban bump stocks, which allowed Stephen Paddock to shoot 1,100 rounds into the crowd of Las Vegas concertgoers, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500 others.
Starting at 12 p.m. EST, the march and rally in Washington, D.C. will be streamed by organizers on three outlets.
A fake Facebook page caused confusion over the time of the Vancouver march, but organizers expected a good turnout Saturday morning.
David Hogg, a senior at Douglas High, said the inequality of news attention is one of the "greatest obstacles" that #NeverAgain-the student-led anti-gun violence movement created after the shooting-is battling.
It began with the borough council's March 12 passage of a resolution "supporting gun control and and mental health services to protect our youth". "We had an active shooter situation where the principal was shot". If we all work together, we can build a future where everyone feels safe.
Other rallies will be held in Washington, D.C., Seattle and cities and towns across the nation.
During that period, more than 187,000 students attending at least 193 primary or secondary schools have experienced a shooting on campus during school hours, according to a Washington Post analysis.
There was no indication of counter-demonstrations being planned by gun-rights groups.
The rally comes in the wake of the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. "Ever since then there's only been shootings and no change".
I was 14 years old on the day of the shooting - the same age as seven of the murdered students.
Protesters are demanding protection from gun violence, including a ban on assault weapons such as the rifle used in Parkland, a prohibition on high-capacity magazines that let killers shoot long bursts without reloading, and more effective background checks for gun purchases.
"They see the injustices in our neighborhood that occur every day and stay quiet, but what's been powerful is that when I talk to them I remind them that their children are US citizens, they've grown up in this community and in this country".
I would like to address the notion the article's publication was irresponsible as if it did not serve a goal: I wanted to capture the shop and the employees there as they were: which was friendly, knowledgeable and at every point, advocating that anyone who purchased weapons from them did so safely.