Specific to mass violence, a 2017 study out of Vassar College found that large school size is a significant predictor of student shootings.
An estimated 1 million students across the nation took 17 minutes from the school day to remember the 17 people - 14 students and three adults - killed in a Florida high school on February 14. Drake said she enjoys shooting at gun ranges and her husband is a U.S. Army veteran who understands gun safety. They are leading the way, and they are not going to go away. They ridiculed and mocked the youth as nothing more than Tide Pod eaters.
Some students said they don't think the school is secure enough and that it would be too easy for someone to walk in without being stopped. They said they're exhausted of shootings being the norm.
That was my particular favorite.
"We need action. Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship", EMPOWER went on to say.
Like he wouldn't totally see through something that transparent.
"I understand the outcome, but I've got to do it", Lofrumento said.
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Both sides are also watching traditionally gun-friendly Vermont, where the Republican governor recently abandoned his stance against new gun control laws after the arrest of an 18-year-old accused of plotting a school shooting. But grownups lecturing teenagers about "befriending" those who are different is about as hypocritical as it comes. Many proposals are being discussed, but one idea - one of particular relevance for Lehigh Valley schools - that has not received much attention is reducing school size.
Lord also revealed that a few alumni from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (some who have brothers or sisters attending the school right now) are currently studying at McGill and have reached out to the march organizers because what's unfolding in the USA right now has affected them deeply. 49 percent of gun owners support a ban on the sale of assault weapons.
And in Puerto Rico, there are many people still without power. Civil Rights. Vietnam. Environmentalism. What is the matter with us that we are so spiritually dead about protecting lives only God can give? We made our choice. But what resonated after we talked to young people was, 'Use it as a bridge to connect.' Don't make this a black/white issue, an urban vs. suburban issue. It looks like that time is rapidly approaching.
At least one student did ask the Senators why fewer guns is always better than more, citing the military, where everyone has a gun. With no ties to lobbyists like the National Rifle Association and no incentive other than to make their lives and the lives of the next generation of students safer, these students are fighting for what is right. Ignoring the fact that teachers in this state can not even earn a living wage from our legislature, we now expect state representatives to suddenly find millions of dollars to pay for weapons, military/police style training, gun safes in classrooms and as the president recommended, "bonus pay" for serving in active duty?
Yes, because you've done such a bang-up job of it so far. Some want stricter gun laws, some want armed teachers, and some want other reforms.
These solutions are not simple, nor do they necessarily involve guns. That may be changing with the new crop of teenage activists who know how to rally their peers. "It's important for citizens to take on that civic responsibility and engage in what they believe in". But the tide of gun violence can turn - and the young people of America are showing the way.