Thousands join 'March For Our Lives' across Bay Area

Monday, 26 Mar, 2018

Another shooting case has revived a national debate in America over gun controls. The march was put together in the five intervening weeks since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that resulted in 17 students' deaths.

"Stand for us or beware - the voters are coming", said Kasky, one of the leaders of a dynamic and passionate student movement which has emerged following the February 14 shooting at his school.

The youth-led USA gun control movement that flexed its public muscle with huge weekend rallies has already nudged Congress to enact minor firearms changes, but must remain active if it hopes to win more meaningful regulations, lawmakers said on Sunday.

Hundreds of students, parents descended in Toronto for the March For Our Lives rally to show solidarity with the growing US gun control movement in the wake of last month's mass school shooting. Dianne Feinstein said. "It is the third bill that we have written ... the problem is the gun industry", she said, accusing the gun industry of backing lawmakers in exchange for their refusal to restrict gun laws. Eighty-four percent of Republicans believe people on the "no-fly" list should also be banned from gun ownership and 83 percent are in favor of expanding background checks. "The people demand we prohibit the sale of high-capacity magazines".

"We brought the whole family from Boca, teens down to toddler", James Gregory said as he hoisted Raeviane onto his shoulder. They said they will not have firearms with them during the rally.

Josephina Davis, a 15-year-old from Boston, was seven when her brother, Johnny, was shot and killed.

But the most riveting appearances were by the Stoneman Douglas students. The carnage was allegedly carried out by a 19-year-old former student who had legally purchased an assault rifle.

"She's with friends from school, and they're going to march on Saturday down the streets of Prague", her mother, Audrey Diaz, said. As student activist and Parkland survivor Emma González said before leaving the podium: "Fight for your lives before it's somebody else's job". "Get out there and vote".

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Yolanda Renee King, 9, drew thunderous applause as she echoed the words of her grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: "I have a dream that enough is enough". Yet for some reason for a woman that has badmouthed her fellow Americans in the past and known little to nothing about hardship it's hard to really get behind her as a role model.

Shook lauded Hawaii's "common sense gun laws" and said the state can be a model for the rest of the world.

Their deaths have reignited public anger over mass shootings and sparked a groundswell of protest throughout the US organized by some of the students who were at the school that day.

Hundreds of prominent Hollywood personalities also participated in the main rally in the American capital and in other places across the country.

"We haven't done enough to prevent these crimes and these weapons", Monahan said of Canada's gun control laws. During my college days in the early 1980s, the only protests we held inside the University of California campuses were organized by progressive student groups like the CISPES (Committee in Support of the People of El Salvador) and the Third World Coalition. "Keeping our children safe is a top priority of the president's". "Do something about maybe taking CPR classes or trying to deal with situations that when there is a violent shooter that you can actually respond to that", Santorum said on CNN's "State of the Union".

Thousands meanwhile gathered in Parkland to pay tribute to those slain in the city on Valentine's Day. "I refuse to see another".

Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney, who donated Dollars 500,000 to the march were seen participating in the "March for Our Lives" rally and clicking pictures and selfies with the students.