20000 expected at Florida anti-gun protest

25 March, 2018, 00:46 | Author: Essie Rivera
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Israelis and Americans participate in a pro gun control rally in the USA, the "March for Our Lives", a demonstration which will take place on Saturday in Washington DC and is one of over 800 events planned around the world.

Thousands of demonstrators poured out of the city's subway and had already filled Constitution Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue, which links the White House with the Capitol, making it hard to get close to the main stage. "Do you really feel what we need to have is an armed nation?", the 9-1-1 actress, who also brought her son, who is in the first grade, told The Hollywood Reporter.

"One of the aspects of anonymity is that you don't know where that resistance is going to come from", he said.

Participants want to seize on public outrage in the wake of the 14 February massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland to convince United States politicians to finally take decisive action, including by banning the sale of assault weapons.

"Politicians either represent the people or can not", said Cameron Kasky, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas student who survived the shooting. "We're here because we want to say 'not one more student'". The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a Republican effort to overturn Maryland's congressional district map, arguing that boundaries unfairly benefit Democrats.

His argument would be laughably incorrect if he weren't defending an organization that has facilitated gun deaths in Florida and the rest of the nation for decades.

After Florida's Stand Your Ground law was implemented in 2005, JAMA says, there was an "abrupt and sustained increase in the monthly homicide rate of 24.4 percent" and a 31.6 percent jump in firearm homicides each month.

"If others like me who've never done it before. just show up, something might get done", he said.

During the march Saturday, the NRA was conspicuously silent on Twitter.

Turner spoke Saturday morning at a rally at Tranquillity Park as part of the nationwide "March for Our Lives".

After her daughter, 18-year-old Hannah Oeltjen spoke at the Omaha march, Ginny Fallon gave her a big hug.

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"I can flunk out of the NRA university over and over again", he added.

In cities across Texas Saturday, thousands of people protested gun violence and called for stricter gun regulations. "People believe in universal background checks".

Lauren Tilley, 17, told AFP she arrived from the other side of the country in El Dorado County, California, with seven other teens and three adults.

"All this time has passed and still nothing has changed", said Karnosh, a gun owner from Miramar, Florida, who is not registered with either party.

"I keep seeing people getting hurt and I don't want it to keep happening", said Finzel, 10.

"And none of the millions of people marching in this country today will stop until they see those against us out of office", he promised.

Mary Katherine Backstrom, left, and Susan Tull, at a March for Our Lives event in Fort Myers, Florida.

The demonstrations coincide with a larger rally being held in Washington, D.C.

"The kids are leading the movement", said Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of CT, where 20 children aged six and seven years old were killed in December 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

She's attending a march in San Jose, Calif., with 5 or 6 friends.


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