Think young people don't know what they're talking about? This kid is more eloquent than half the people in Congress. Hopefully they will learn something and finally take real action. ...
“Their right to own an assault rifle does not outweigh our right to live," student says in front of the U.S. Capitol during protest for #NationalWalkoutDay.
"The adults have failed us. This is in our hands now, and if any elected official gets in our way, we will vote them out.”
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Well-articulated answers by students as to why our policies on guns in this country are absurd.
"It’s just we elected Congress to be the representatives of the people, not to be the representatives of big lobby firms and of the NRA. And it feels like, when our legislature and when our representatives ignore the epidemic of shootings that are going on across the U.S., it makes you wonder, who they are working for?" ...
Student-led rallies in support of gun control are picking up momentum in Florida and around the country, in part born out of anger over the easy availability of assault-style weapons. Judy Woodruff gets perspectives from Camille Richter and Jake Bennett, two Virginia high school students who took pa...
Young people led the fight for civil rights through lunch counter sit-ins, voter registration drives, participation in Freedom Summer, and so many other ways. Young people also hastened the end of the Vietnam War through protests, demonstrations, and political action.
So it should come as no surprise that America's last best chance for genuine reform of our lax gun laws are the youth of this country who are fearless and not yet jaded by the failed politics of our elected officials.
Finally, maybe, there is hope that we--as a country--will stop accepting the yearly death total from gun violence that is our national tragedy. ...
The shooter who killed my beautiful butterfly Dylan carried 10 thirty-round, large-capacity gun ammunition magazines into Sandy Hook Elementary. 300 rounds. He deliberately left the smaller-capacity magazines at home.
In approximately four minutes, he shot 154 bullets, killing 20 children and six educators. Five of those bullets hit Dylan, and in an instant, my little boy was gone.
But in the time it took the shooter to reload, 11 children were able to escape. If magazines were limited to one-third the number of rounds available that day, just think how many more children could have survived. Perhaps Dylan would still be alive today. Perhaps more people would have escaped from the horrific mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas.
That's why I'm trying to gather 50,000 petition signatures demanding Congress limit the size of gun magazines. But we're still several thousand short, and it looks like you haven't signed yet. So please, sign the petition right now to help save lives.
– Nicole Hockley (Dylan's mom)