Students Protest Outside White House, Demand Gun Reform After Florida School Shooting
22 February, 2018, 20:09 | Author: Sammy Rose
In Houston, Texas, Needville ISD Superintendent Curtis Rhodes issued a letter to parents and students in his district to warn that students who take part in any solidarity actions "will be suspended from school".
Demonstrators lie on the ground a "lie-in" demonstration supporting gun control reform near the White House on February 19, 2018 in Washington, DC.
He told the Associated Press that until now nothing had an impact on lawmakers.
The protest comes after the mass shooting last week killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Critics say these changes have since increased security threats as people with mental illnesses have had an easier time accessing guns, therefore being a threat to themselves and others.
Nyrene Monforte, a junior at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, says students feel as if their lives are threatened, "and it shouldn't be like that because we're children". Some of the students turned to the White House and were heard chanting "Don't be complacent" and "Shame on you" as they waved American flags and signs written, "Am I next?" Also in attendance will be people from groups representing survivors of the Sandy Hook and Columbine shootings.
A spokeswoman said the administration also was open to the idea of setting national age limits on sales of assault rifles. The White House said he now favoured a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases.
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Do you think giving teachers guns will help stop future school shootings? "If he had a firearm, he wouldn't have had to run". 'Whether we are Republican or Democrat, we must now focus on strengthening Background Checks!' Trump posted on Twitter .
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The Florida high school shooter's lawyer has said he is sad, mournful and remorseful and has called him "a broken human being".
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Numerous protests were accompanied by chants of "Never again", which has been a rallying cry since the Florida shooting.
But the White House is casting the president as having been swayed by the school shooting in Florida and willing to listen to proposals.
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Rubio said he does not support arming teachers and Nelson agreed, saying Trump's suggestion on arming them was "a awful idea". A Pollack, whose daughter died in the Florida school shooting said that it is time for the country to come together.