Following the horrific high school shooting in Parkland in Florida, the students who survived are inviting the children and parents to join them in a massive demonstration. 17 people were killed and so many were injured when Nikolas Cruz armed with an AR-15 rifle, opened fire at the Marjory High Douglas School in Parkland on Wednesday. They will gather in Washington, DC, to protest against the multiple mass shooting and lack of gun control in US.
Some of the students led by Cameron Kasky, appeared on TV networks, and asked people to join “March for Our Lives” rally. The rally will take place on March 24 in Washington, DC. As Cameron Kasky claimed, they are sending a message to the government: “You’re either with us or against us.”
“In the tragic wake of the seventeen lives brutally cut short in Florida, politicians are telling us that now is not the time to talk about guns. March For Our Lives believes the time is now,” the activists said, adding that the focus of their efforts will be “to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues,” said the group.
The students and the family of the victims attacked the National Rifle Association (NRA) and President Donald Trump. They blamed them for a lack of gun control legislation that if was available it could have prevented the incident.
In a speech at a gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, Emma Gonzalez blamed Donald Trump for receiving $30 million in donations from the NRA, while arguing that 19-year-old shooter Nikolas Cruz “would not have harmed that many students with a knife.”