''We call BS'' - Young people...


''We call BS'' - Young people will be marching to end gun violence in the U.S

Jonathan Duane
Jonathan Duane

10:09 19 Feb 2018

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A mourner leaves the site of the Florida shooting. Source:

'March for our lives' will take place in Washington D.C on March 24th

TWENTY-EIGHTEEN has already seen 18-School shootings in the U.S. - The most recent being in Parkland, Florida last week, where 19-innocent school students lost their lives.

Understandably, calls for a change to the Country's gun regulation laws have reached fever pitch in the last few years.

And on March 24th, yet another mass organised protest event will take place, in an attempt to evoke action on gun control from the U.S Congress. When the 'March For Our Lives' movement takes to the streets of Washington DC.

The march will demand that the lives and safety of America's youth become a priority. Bringing an end to gun violence and mass shootings in schools.

Speaking at a rally over the weekend, Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez said: “They say that tougher guns laws do not decrease gun violence. We call BS. They say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun. We call BS. They say guns are just tools like knives and are as dangerous as cars. We call BS. They say no laws could have been able to prevent the hundreds of senseless tragedies that have occurred. We call BS. That us kids don’t know what we’re talking about, that we’re too young to understand how the government works. We call BS.”

Her speech has since gone viral.

It's hoped that Emma's emotional words will be joined by thousands of others come March 24th.

The mission statement on reads as follows:

''Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. Our schools are unsafe. Our children and teachers are dying. We must make it our top priority to save these lives. 

March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar. 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. 

On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington, DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority. The collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard. 

School safety is not a political issue. There cannot be two sides to doing everything in our power to ensure the lives and futures of children who are at risk of dying when they should be learning, playing, and growing.  The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues.  No special interest group, no political agenda is more critical than timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country. 

Every kid in this country now goes to school wondering if this day might be their last. We live in fear. 

It doesn’t have to be this way. Change is coming. And it starts now, inspired by and led by the kids who are our hope for the future. Their young voices will be heard. 

Stand with us on March 24. Refuse to allow one more needless death.


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