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Parkland Shooting Students Marching To DC For Gun Control

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Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter

A group of student survivors from the Parkland shooting announced their plan for a march on Washington, D.C., to call for gun control and more school safety.

The protest, launched by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, invites students from across the country to march on Washington, D.C., March 24, reports CNN.

The students are demanding Congress pass gun control to ensure that students at any school do not have to go through another mass shooting like the Parkland shooting.

“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,” the protest’s website reads.

A former student, Nikolas Cruz, shot up the Parkland, Fla. school, killing 17 people and wounding others. The FBI reportedly did not follow proper protocol and alert the Miami field office after receiving a tip in January about Cruz owning a gun and expressing a desire to kill people.

The protest is also going after the National Rifle Association and those who take money from the group.

“This isn’t about the GOP. This isn’t about the Democrats,” student Cameron Kasky said. “This is about us creating a badge of shame for any politicians who are accepting money from the NRA and using us as collateral.”

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