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March for Our Lives
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March for Our Lives
Organizers of an anti-gun violence march expected to draw large numbers of protesters to Washington this weekend told CNN's Jake Tapper on Friday that their cause is not a partisan issue.

"It's an issue of life and death," said Alex Wind, a student who survived the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. "Everyone has their own idea of how this needs to change, but I think we all agree that this needs to change. The mass shooting epidemic we have in this country is terrible."

Wind and fellow student Emma Gonzalez said the "March for Our Lives" rally is an attempt to sway lawmakers to act to stop future gun violence, as well as an effort to inspire additional marches in other parts of the country.
It has been five weeks since the shooting in Parkland that killed 17 students and teachers.
"Everything on February 14 completely changed who I am," Wind told Tapper of his experience during the shooting.

Although President Donald Trump and Congress won't be in Washington for the march, Gonzalez and Wind said they're not discouraged by that.
It doesn't matter who's going to be there -- what matters is that our presence is known," Wind said. "If they're not going to be there, we're still going to march. We're still going to make our voices heard."
Gonzalez said this is only the beginning of a movement by students and members of the Parkland community.
"They're getting a platform of their own," Gonzalez said. "I know that a lot of them have been talking on Twitter, they've been talking to politicians."


https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/23/politics/...index.html

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03-25-2018 08:14 AM
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RE: March for Our Lives
Hundreds of thousands participated.
https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/7xdb...-our-lives
03-27-2018 02:35 AM
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RE: March for Our Lives
Now the mayor of London is calling for further bans on the sale of sharp knives and acid. Too many murderers and attacks. What about cars so noone can run over people on bridges?
04-10-2018 03:22 AM
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RE: March for Our Lives
Cars at least need licences.

Regardless, cars are not exactly made for the purpose of killing.

As for guns, well, banning them in the UK prevented a lot of shootings.
04-10-2018 04:47 AM
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RE: March for Our Lives
Definitely the average person does not need an automatic weapon. Some people hunt or shoot for sport or have a gun for their profession: private investigator, high level security. Of cmy irse the criminals can always get guns. Private gun owners also have a huge responsibility to store and transport their weapon safely and securely since they could be stolen and used for crime or terrorism.
04-11-2018 09:37 AM
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RE: March for Our Lives
My friend's husband is the headmaster of Selwyn House boys' private school in Montreal. They participated. It went very well. Big Grin

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09-30-2018 09:24 AM
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