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From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host3/7/18 6:46 AM 
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What to Know About March for Our Lives and Other Student-Led Gun Control Protests

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14 left 17 students and staff dead — and replaced the 1999 Columbine High School massacre as the deadliest high school shooting in America. Many of the survivors, thousands of teenagers who used social media to document the horror, aren’t waiting for the adults to make changes to prevent the next school shooting.

They’re taking matters into their own hands, advocating for stricter gun-control laws and more mental health resources for treating troubled peers.

Following the shooting, Marjory Stoneman Douglas students, including Emma Gonzalez, have been vocal on social media and in traditional media to call for action with their refrain “never again.”

Calls to action — from walkouts to a March 24 march on Washington, D.C. — spread on social media...................

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From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host3/7/18 6:48 AM 
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Florida school shooting: Students to march on Washington

Young survivors of Wednesday's school shooting in Florida have announced a national march on Washington to demand political action on gun control.

Student organisers told US media that they were determined to make Wednesday's shooting a turning point in the national gun debate.

The attack, which left 17 students and staff members dead, was the deadliest US school shooting since 2012.

Yesterday protestors chanted "shame on you" to US lawmakers and the president.

Mr Trump said last year he would "never" infringe on the right to keep arms - a long-running and contested debate within the US.

In his first public comments on the gun control issue since the attack, Mr Trump blamed the Democrats for not passing legislation when they controlled Congress during the early years of Barack Obama's administration.

He also rebuked the FBI for missing signals before Wednesday's school shooting, after the organisation admitted it had failed to act on a tip-off about the suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz.

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From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host3/7/18 6:49 AM 
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‘March For Our Lives’ gun-control rally bumped from Mall by ‘talent show’

A planned rally against mass shootings can’t be held on the Mall later this month because it conflicts with what’s described in a National Park Service permit application as a “talent show.”

A permit application filed last week by survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school massacre indicated the “March For Our Lives” rally will be on March 24, with up to 500,000 attendees expected. Mike Litterst, a spokesman for the Park Service, said organizers proposed holding the event on the Mall but were looking to move the rally to another location after the request conflicted with a film crew’s permit.

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