Published: Thu, February 22, 2018
Business | By Max Garcia

Parkland students rally for gun law reform in Tallahassee Wednesday

Parkland students rally for gun law reform in Tallahassee Wednesday

Other students have also walked out of lessons at Fort Lauderdale High School and Hollywood McArthur High Schools to call for gun control following the Florida shooting.

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - where a gunman opened fire on February 14, killing 17 - gathered in the state Senate gallery wearing shirts that read "We call BS", a rallying cry for the young activists pushing for action from elected officials.

Several students said they hope the walkouts catch national attention and ignite the conversation regarding gun control laws.

While in Market Square, students held hands in solidarity for 17 minutes, one for each person killed in the Parkland shooting.

Former Miami Mayor Philip Levine said Wednesday that if the Florida state legislature doesn't act on guns, the people will push a referendum.

WUSA-9 reports that students from Richard Montgomery, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Blair and other Maryland and D.C. schools are taking part in the walk-out, which began at 9:30 a.m.

Four students who survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School accused at least six Florida state lawmakers of refusing to meet with them, CNN reported Wednesday.

Major US media have aired live footage of the students boarding buses to head for the state capital more than 700 kilometers from their school.

"It looks like it's going to be the kids who save us".

Carter said the walkout is just the start of many planned demonstrations from CAPA students.

"I can't feel comfortable in my country ... and I want to feel safe at school", he said, choking back tears. "Nobody's hearing because what happened yesterday never would have happened", said Linda Boxman, the parent of a Parkland student.

Students carried large signs, each listing the name of a school where a shooting has taken place, along with the date of the shooting and the number of dead.

"I'm here to use my voice because I know he can't", Mr Zeif said. "If you do not take action, now, we, the future leaders of America, will".

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