Parkland Survivors Announce “March For Our Lives”

Mediaite reports:

Student survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting announced a “March for Our Lives” this morning calling for lawmakers to take substantive action on guns.

Emma Gonzalez, the student who gave an impassioned speech yesterday, told CNN’s Dana Bash, “We’re going to be facing this with trepidation and determination, and we have an incredible support system around us. We are going to be the difference.”

Cameron Kasky said right into the camera, “We are losing our lives while the adults are playing around.” He said on March 24th, students “in every single major city” will be marching to send a message about how lives are literally on the line.

Organizers of the Women’s March have called for a “national school walkout” on March 14th.

  • anne marie in philly

    we are with you, cameron! FUCK YOU, NRA!

    • Michael White

      I have a small glimmer of hope this might be the start of significant change. I have been out of high school since 1969, but if there is a local protest I am all over it. We the people CAN take our country back

      • anne marie in philly

        I graduated high school in 1972; we did the vietnam war protests, remember? WE CAN DO IT AGAIN!

        • TuuxKabin

          And we’re going to help their generation do like wise.

          • anne marie in philly

            YES WE CAN!

          • TuuxKabin

            We will!!!

          • Strepsi

            YES! I have a big glimmer of hope, because millennials are now the largest cohort of electorate, taking over from boomers last year. The boomers succeeded in part because they OUTNUMBERED the elders they were protesting. This generation does too.

            Also, the young generation has WAY less tolerance for hypocrisy than boomers do. I love these kids

          • stanhope

            And most importantly, with their facility with social media, they can get their word out in an instant.

        • DaddyRay

          I graduated high school in 1982; we were scratching our heads about Time Magazine’s person of the year “The Computer”

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          Now that’s My kinda activist. 😉

          Mad props to you anne marie!

          • anne marie in philly

            (bows) thank you, but I cannot do this alone. WE MUST ALL BAND TOGETHER AND MARCH!

        • Cattleya1

          Same year I did! Where the hell did 46 yers go?

          • anne marie in philly

            down the tubes fast! 😉

        • JCF

          Graduated in 1980: spent the Reagan 80’s protesting the nuclear arms race, and U.S. (anti-democratic!) intervention in Latin America. La lucha continua…Venceremos!

          • anne marie in philly

            HELL YEAH!

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Only the kids can tell that. Adult society still appears to be sitting on the fence how to angle this movement for its own benefit. Makes me ashamed to be an adult.

      • stanhope

        Oh kiddo, just you wait….Mueller is sending us all signals that when he drops the bomb, it will be Hiroshima all over again and, like Pearl Harbor, they won’t see it coming. This indictment of 13 Russians effectively kills any notion of trump firing him. Putin must have some REAL dirt on trump….one can only imagine.

      • MikeSEA

        At some point, the NRA’s dam of support WILL be breached. Just like same-sex marriage. It seemed like it would never really national acceptance, but then voters in three states (Maine, Maryland and Washington) approved it. Then, everything seemed to change completely…. I believe the same thing will happen with gun laws.

      • Ben

        My heart just gets all twisted up about this. This isn’t a thing that should be. But hey, the NRA lobbies for gun manafacturers. What do you expect?

        I once, after the Vegas shooter, asked someone if they thought armed revolution that’s unlikely to work was more important than people’s lives. I never got an answer to that.

    • Buford

      More specifically, FUCK YOU voters who acknowledge that assault weapon bans and tougher background checks are great ideas (per 90+% polling) but who still vote for Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and the rest of the NRA-owned puppets in Congress.

      • anne marie in philly

        YASSSSSS!

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      If we’re really with them, why aren’t we announcing that we’re walking out of our jobs that day as well?

      • anne marie in philly

        I am thinking about doing just that! since I work for a small company, I could get away with it without being fired.

  • DaddyRay

    I love these kids that have stepped up and spoken up. I have said it before, something feels different this time and I hope I am right

    • Buford

      Agree, and well stated.

    • Chucktech

      Absolutely. The survivors of Sandy Hook were too young to step up and speak up. Not these kids. Add in the mix the utter mortification of America with Donald Trump and the traitorous perfidy of Republicans in Congress, to which these kids are also painfully aware, and it becomes easy to see how this, just maybe, will be different.

      • JCF

        …but too young to be jaded. Their belief helps me believe!

      • anne marie in philly

        these kids seem to know bullshit when they see/hear it and they are willing to stand up and say FUCK YOU!

    • Ginger Snap

      I feel the same way and these kids know how to use the fuck out of social media to their advantage.

  • blackstar

    I believe the children are our future
    Teach them well and let them lead the way

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMxG0reODQY

    • DaddyRay

      That was such a powerful speech, her parents have be so proud

      P.S. Don’t read the comments as they have been infested with trolls

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        The comments are always cesspools of existence. It’s a collection of deplorables.

      • anne marie in philly

        nothing but ignorance there; buncha LOSERS!

    • Bluto

      You go gurl! Young people like this give me hope.

      • anne marie in philly

        me too; our future leaders.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      She called out Grassley. 🙂

      Love the chant – SHAME ON YOU !

      * Something definitely feels different this time.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        ABC edited that out from their web video of her speech while CNN showed the entirety of it.

        Let them know that’s wholly unacceptable, either on their twitter page or by writing or calling ABC News directly. Tell Stephanopoulis to go fuck himself for me while you’re at it, the smarmy, little bitch.

      • anne marie in philly

        yes, yes it does; the kids are mad as hell and they ain’t gonna take it any more.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Gen Z will turn this country around.

      I really, truly believe that.

      • anne marie in philly

        YA GOTTA BELIEVE (tug mc graw, 1980 phillies world series champion)

  • Steve Smith

    These young people are inspiring. Contrast the message of hope they give so soon after an act of senseless murder and horror with the mean, brain-dead statements of Limbaugh in the previous post, and so many bought-and-paid-for politicians. Change can happen, and often can happen quickly. Support them all the way!

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    I hope the NRA is shaking in its expensive boots. The kids ARE all right

    https://twitter.com/Spider_canyon/status/965021152513945600

  • TuuxKabin

    💓 💓 💓’s, upper left corner.

    • John Davis

      That’s a guy by the name of David Hobb. He also has appeared on several news programs since the massacre, and he’s also a well-spoken young man, I think he’s a senior.

  • worstcultever

    Your day has finally come, NRA.

    • DaddyRay

      Politicians need to stop being afraid of the NRA and start being afraid that they take money from the NRA

  • kcken

    People I know on facebook, and in real life, who have kids of their own, spent the past couple of days posting pro-gun memes. (Ridiculously bad memes at that).

    Hope to fuck these kids can save us, because I’ve lost faith in most of the adults in this country.

    • Leo

      It’s why I’m not on Facebook anymore. I hardly ever see the family I disagree with politically anymore so that’s worked out. I’m done capitulating and am ready to start defeating these people. That’s it.

      • Buford

        Understand, but if we simply disengage, how will things change? I think it’s better to at least try to inject logic and sanity into the discussion… not to argue or ‘win’ an exchange, but to suggest that there is common ground to be found.

  • RaygunsGoZap

    How soon until Dana, Laura, Todd and the whole ghoul crew attack these kids?

  • John Davis

    The NY Times on-line edition is Headlining this as “A ‘Mass Shooting Generation’ Cries Out for Change”

    They’re not “shooting” ! They are the ones who have been shot-at !

    • Tulle Christensen

      Mass shotting generation?

      • John Davis

        I think the NY Times sometimes misses the boat when it’s setting sail. It did with Watergate, and with Hillary’s emails versus Trump’s grabbing pussy..and now they’re doing it again. #Bad-headline writing

    • Treant

      Yeah, headlines frequently suck.

  • Devon Rodriguez

    Nothing scares conservatives more…than people who vote and soon these young people will be eligible to VOTE…

    • Ross

      During the next ten years a massive number of conservatives are going to die off.

      Half of all FOX viewers are over 68.

      The Republican party has been shrinking for twenty years. It’s going to shrink dramatically during the next ten years.

      • Treant

        Are we sure about that? Not that people are going to die, they will, but that it’ll result in a party imbalance. We’ve been saying that for thirty years and the slightly younger keep getting more conservative as they age. 🙂

        • Ross

          I have always been a liberal. And have grown more liberal with age. I am now 61.

          Not a single liberal person I knew in high school is today a conservative.

          More people today identify as Independent than D or R. The D party is holding kinda steady. It is the R party which is losing people.

          • Treant

            One example–particularly around here–is most definitely anecdote, not data. 🙂

            The Independents also seem to be leaning more R over time, and while some states have trended more liberal, others have taken a hard right. Overall, I’ve not noticed too much change in many years.

          • John Davis

            Yes, the demographics work that way, but up until this point in our nation’s history, those under 30 vote about 1/3 of the time and those over 60 vote 3/4 of the time. Then there’s that damn voter suppression thing Republicans are not-so-secretly doing, you know… with the brown folks having to prove their citizenship, etc. Add in some freshly ground gerrymandering… and voila !! Republicans win !

        • Silver Badger

          One of the poets, Whitman perhaps, perhaps not said:
          “I resist being radical when young for fear of being conservative when old.” This has been paraphrased because I can’t remember the exact quote.

        • Chucktech

          I hear you, but if the dinosaur die-off-effect hadn’t been slowly but inexorably happening in the background the past thirty years, gay rights, let alone marriage equality, wouldn’t be a thing today.

          • Treant

            Mebbe. It’s just that we keep hearing of a sea change and…it keeps not happening. 🙂

            Also, I’m not so sure marriage equality is all that safe. It all hinges on Ruth’s heartbeat.

      • Cattleya1

        Can’t shrink fast enough for me – and I’m 63.

      • anne marie in philly

        thank the dogs and cats for THAT! DIE YOU DUMPTARDS DIE!

  • another_steve

    Glad the students are saying and doing this. It’s the right message, the right thing to do. That said, only this will change the current dynamic here in the US:

    Get a Democrat back in the Oval Office of the White House.

    Gain back Democratic control of both houses of Congress.

  • billbear1961

    If you young people start marching and you KEEP marching, you MAY very well get results–and you’ll show the ADULTS in this country that they, too, are not goddamned HELPLESS when faced with EVIL!

    You may save this democracy–you may be instrumental in saving this democracy.

    • TuuxKabin

      And we can join them, encourage them & be mentors. Generations United.

  • Devon Rodriguez

    A lot of conservatives believe that rights come magically down into the world from their Invisible Sky Friend. They also think that their Invisible Sky Friend never changes his invisible mind, and they’re really vague on how they know what he’s thinking. See, my Invisible Sky Friend has completely different notions of people’s rights. My friend thinks people who love each other have a right to get married, but their friend doesn’t seem to think so, so now we have a sort of problem, because I don’t know whose to believe. It comes down to how many of us believe in their Invisible Sky Friend and how many of us believe in mine, and really, there’s no difference between that and deciding democratically.

    In any case, they don’t discuss whether the Second Amendment is outdated because their Invisible Sky Friend has told them it isn’t, and that’s good enough for them.

    • SFBruce

      No one, I mean absolutely no one, is seriously suggesting a repeal, or even a more realistic reading of the Second Amendment. The fact is, there are many, many laws which could be passed which could make a difference and be line with Heller, but the NRA’s iron hand won’t permit any of it. For all the shame Republicans have earned for themselves, refusal to consider any restrictions on gun ownership is among the most shameful.

    • northern_neighbour

      Hola, Devon! Always enjoy your thoughtful posts!

      Although I was offered one as a child, since the age of 16 haven’t had a Sky Friend at all, and life has been a hell of a lot better without one!

      After they were sent packing, the English never came back again, and I totally doubt it was due to them fearing the 2nd Amendment ( a Gawd given inalienable right ?? …. that sounds a bit questionable, Sky Friend or no!) But I’m sure the young American republic put the 2nd into place due to the fear of return of their former rulers. The English were not interested in re-engaging however and got on with their own industrial revolution instead.

      As it has turned out nearly 240 years later, the 2nd amendment has been entirely useless for America but it IS likely a deadly virus destroying American society from within. (We don’t have a 2nd type amendment up here in the Great White North of Canuckistan and we’re just as happy and just as free without a ‘right’ to bear arms.)

      I like it when Cameron says that politicians are taking money from the NRA USING THE LIVES OF HIMSELF AND HIS SCHOOLMATES AS COLLATERAL. That hits the nail on the head for sure!

      More power to the school children who plan to march out of school on March 14th. Let’s hope the shaming of Congress is going to snowball just like the #Metoo phenomenon.

    • Chucktech

      Invisible Sky Friends poison everything.

  • DaddyRay

    UGH – CBS Face the Nation has Trey Gowdy speaking about the shooting

    • Friday’s_cat

      There is a tsunami of outrage that will sweep Face the Nation and its broadcast republican toadies off the air.

    • anne marie in philly

      WTF does that assclown know about the subject?

  • SFBruce

    Cameron Kasky and Emma Gonzalez are amazing in all their fierceness.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      David Hogg too

  • coram nobis

    Meanwhile, the Great Pumpkin has a new talking point.

    Donald Trump has criticized the FBI for missing the “many signals” about the Florida school shooter, saying the agency was spending “too much time” trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/18/donald-trump-fbi-russia-inquiry-florida-shooting

    It’s a leap of logic that could win a gold medal in track & field at the next Olympics.

    • Ross

      Mueller is NOT part of the FBI.

    • Ross

      …except there is no logic.

    • jimbo65

      Unfortunately his rubes don’t realize that the division investigating him and the other that investigates domestic issues are two separate things.

    • Michael

      There is nothing great about that particular Pumpkin.

      • JT

        Great is the stench emanating from its rotten core.

  • billbear1961
  • greenmanTN

    Think about this for a moment. When most of us were in school we had fire drills, maybe some tornado drills. These kids have grown up with Active Shooter drills, just in case someone shows up armed with multiple guns and decided on that day to kill them.

    Fires happen. There isn’t much you can do about a natural disaster like a tornado. But they’ve been told their entire lives that a madman with a gun is the same as a natural disaster, there’s just nothing you can do about it but prepare for when it happens.

    And that is bullshit and they know it. Really? There’s nothing that can be done about a disgruntled student armed with an assault rifle?

    Yes, there is, but our politicians are owned lock, stock, and barrel (literally) by the NRA, so they WON’T do anything about it.

    • Silver Badger

      I wonder if they will bring back duck and cover. Those were fun times.

      • DaddyRay

        With Trump in office it may just happen

      • greenmanTN

        Luckily I missed those. I’m sure desktops are just as effective against bullets as they were against nuclear bombs.

        • Cattleya1

          I remember the Civil Defense drills. And there was a brand of powdered milk which was sold as being free of fallout. It was a bunch of bullshit – real live kids are dying out there. Repeal the second amendment!

          (changed band to brand)

      • TuuxKabin

        I miss the Cold War.

      • anne marie in philly

        that was bullshit back then, but we were too stupid to realize it…

        • Silver Badger

          “We” didn’t have a lot of choice in the matter.

  • Dayglo

    I never thought American kids would wake up and put down their phones. We’d see French millennials marching in the streets over tuition hikes and I coudn’t imagine kids in the U.S. doing the same. Millennials sat out the ‘16 election. I’m thrilled to see these high school kids fight the power.
    Maybe an aversion to being shot in one’s classroom is a strong motivator.

    • Treant

      I hate to say it but…wait and see if it translates into a voting percentage. Because I don’t think it will, as no other event ever has.

    • Tulle Christensen

      I think they discovered they could march while holding their phones

      • Dayglo

        Well, yeah. Dem leadership needs to find a way to get young voting age people to the polls. Oh, that’s right — nobody’s bothering to do that.

        • Silver Badger

          Perhaps letting people vote by phone? I vote by mail myself.

          • Dayglo

            Never by phone. Ever.
            Paper ballots can only be compromised by volunteers at the polling stations.

        • SoCalGal20

          That’s not true. We have pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds here in California. And we have a fucking rockstar of an activist in my district (CA-50) who is solely registering and pre-registering high school students. So far she has registered over 1000!!! She fucking has workshops so other people can learn to do what she’s doing. And from what I’m hearing the kids are interested and want to vote.

          • anne marie in philly

            THAT is admirable!

    • Leo

      Millennial here. I have noticed, personally, an enormous difference between the elder and younger parts of the generation, depending on the range you use. If your range is 1982 to 2004, I’ve noticed 1982~1994 is very much involved/aware on a number of issues, and 1995~2004, the majority of them, not so much.

  • Lazycrockett

    Emma is gonna be on MSNBC during the Noon hour.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Change is not impossible but the process will be ugly. There are a lot of other issues at play like the desire of people who cling to fantasies of being able to take the lives of people who are”uppity” or to join in some batshit holy war. I think of unlimited gun ownership as part of the payoff President Johnson was referring to when he talked about how much the lowest white man needed to feel superior.

    • Dayglo

      There’s a new wrinkle thanks to total GOP control — Americans now are told that any dissent is seen as treason. It’s scary for folks to speak out under this regime.

      • Tulle Christensen

        When Republicans are in power dissent is treasonous, when Democrats are in power it is a patriotic requirement

        • Dayglo

          … and therein lies the difference.

  • Annapolitan

    I remember an age when our government used to attempt protect its children: child-proof safety caps on medications, flame-retardant children’s sleepwear, school bus laws, child safety seats in cars — and on and on! Now it’s “thoughts and prayers” and stuffing selfish-interest money in their pockets.

    • Dayglo

      Yeah, the “Tylenol Killer” turned things around straight away. Dylan Roof, not so much.

  • billbear1961
  • blackstar

    yeah no automatic guns … but I’m still not baking any rainbow cakes.

    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/965217087068229633

    • edrex

      who’d she vote for? whom does she plan to vote for in the fall?

    • Chucktech

      Near-death-bed conversion.

  • bkmn

    That school should be very proud of these kids. They have been 100% on point since the shooting

    • DaddyRay

      Indeed and because they have the courage to speak up they have been changing hearts and minds

    • Leo

      Hmm…depends on the interview. There were a couple groups on Day 1 that after the event that had a few kids really angry about ‘politicizing’ this and gun control – clearly parroting their parents talking points which I wasn’t a huge fan of.

  • Leo
  • Leo
    • Rick Jackson

      May he be hit in the head by 1000 golf balls

  • Leo
    • DaddyRay

      Because everything is always about Trump … according to Trump

    • JackFknTwist

      Of course he is trying to undermine the investigation into his treachery.
      How little he knows the FBI.
      They will now ramp up their investigation.

      And beside all that the Social Services Dept in Florida certified that the shooter was not a danger.
      So there was nothing for the FBI to pursue.

      What an a sshole diversion by the Turd.

      • pj

        hes been pissing off 35,000 FBI agents for months now.

    • JCF

      It’s also obstruction of justice. Just one more brick in the wall of the PRISON that Mueller is building for him!

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c3a3c565d6094e90df8798709a0424be8d206d3c1eb5e9029b68d8ca8aa8470c.jpg

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I wish people would protest outside gun shops like forced birthers constantly protest outside clinics.

    • Lars Littlefield

      We do, but 1. no one notices, and 2. if anyone does notice the police break us up.

      • billbear1961

        They don’t break up the abortion protests!

        You have the SAME right to protest that they do!

  • Lars Littlefield

    I had to stop watching Joy this morning. I agree with her so much that my blood pressure was getting dangerously high. Luis made me switch to CBS Sunday Morning to calm down.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Love these kids!

    Kudos to Emma for an awesome speech and who called out Trump & GrASSley too

    https://shareblue.com/teen-who-survived-massacre-rips-trump-to-pieces-in-emotional-takedown/

  • Bambino

    The orange menace did not just infect the GOP and destroy the party. He is continuing to exposed the underbelly of the ugly sides of the American society. This Florida terror attack has touch on the very nerve of the nation. If there is a silver lining in the rampage of this termite insatiable appetite to take and destroy, it’s that the country is slowly awaken and realize they are all as disposable as everyone else.

  • Rick Jackson

    I feel a need for a protest song. Nina Simone’s Mississippi Godamn comes to mind. When repeatedly told that change takes time so we need to go slow, now is not the time, she responded in song. Alabama’s got me so upset, Tennessee made me lose my rest and everybody knows about Mississippi Goddamn. Change the place names to Sandy Hook, Las Vegas and Parkland. Goddamn!

  • SoCalGal20

    I am kind of annoyed that the Women’s March organizers have jumped on this but the more actions and attention the better.

    There is a student organized walkout planned for April 20, the 19th anniversary of Columbine.

  • Larry Hankamer

    I will be marching with you.

  • DesertSun59

    Could be a turning point except for one very important point. The NRA knows that none of them can vote.

    In addition, their fight is specifically with the NRA. That org singlehandedly managed to silence every single Sandy Hook Massacre parent. Every one of them. The NRA used their sidekicks (Liimbaugh and Jones) to present the lie that the event never occurred and that every last one of those ‘parents’ never had any of those children.

    Good luck, America. You’re still fucked.

    • Reality.Bites

      A good many high school seniors are 18 or will be by November.

      In any event, the area is strongly Democratic. These kids’s accomplishments won’t be in their votes, but the votes they change or cause to be cast.

    • SoCalGal20

      These kids know the deal.

      Also, just because some of them can’t vote (some of them deginitely will be able to vote at midterms), they can register voters, they can canvass, they have power.

    • Zeldacat

      I turned 18 before graduation, and the first election I voted in was that November, in California. I have hope for these young people, since they are motivated as all fuck to get out there.

  • TrollopeReader

    I’ve been responding to tweets like this the I hope the Parkland kids meet up with the Sandy Hook survivors (who should be around the same ages), the older Columbine survivors, and create a nation-wide movement … and incorporate it with both registering to vote and voting on every Election day (local, state, national).

  • JackFknTwist

    The evidence :

    The so called ‘Greatest Generation’ have enabled the killing of children over and over.
    The post war adults have been in power for decades.
    Nothing has been done on guns.
    The politicians of the post-war generation had been bribed by the NRA for decades.
    Their silence has been bought by money.
    Shame on Rubio, Cruze, McCain and all the other c unts who have ‘achieved ‘ an A, or a B, or a C, from their pay masters the NRA.

    What a betrayal of the People: they went in to politics to supposedly serve the people and instead they lined their pockets with NRA money and facilitated the slaughter of children over and over.

    F uck you all politicians,

  • Jerry Kott

    In 2012, 20 children, 6 to 7 year olds, and 6 adults were slaughtered at Sandyhook and that didn’t move the creatures at the helm. This current assault on all of our being, will not even move the needle on the scale. If children being murdered in mass doesn’t affect you, you are the walking dead.

    • Mr. Ric

      I’m not sure you’re right, though I do understand and sympathize with your point. Perhaps this time the fact that the survivors are old enough to speak for themselves will tip the scales. I certainly hope so. I saw five on TV this morning and they were very impressive, and seemingly fearless.

      • Jerry Kott

        I believe that if you are not moved by the pain and sorrow of a grieving parent whose child was savagely murdered, you have no soul. The students at Columbine spoke and here we are.
        I just hope the passion last beyond this news cycle.

        • Mr. Ric

          I couldn’t agree more. But having seen these kids I’m beginning to allow some hope to tinge the horizon with pink. I was impressed by how angry they are, how focused, and how smart. I for one they can make this work. If you haven’t already seen it here’s one of their sites.
          https://www.marchforourlives.com

          • Jerry Kott

            My skepticism is fueled by the fact that we have real bullet holes in our property and no one in law enforcement will do an on sight investigation of the crime. We even had an FBI agent, while on site say he wasn’t interested in the bullet holes. So I have been on the other side of the fence.
            I pray these teens can make the difference but they may be just toooo naive to get the game. My heart is with them.

          • Mr. Ric

            I’m not sure what you’re saying; you, your property was shot up and the cops won’t act? If so, I’m sorry to hear it. You’ve had real life intrude in a very unpleasant manner. However, I think the students’ naivety might help them because they’re angry and will name names and they could well make the NRA untouchable. At least, the NRA of LaPierre which is the one that matters. I’m not saying they can achieve this with the GOP in power but their activism, and the planned marches, will do them huge amounts of damage. Given the state of the nation perhaps demonstrations of good old-fashioned youth and passion will be just what the doctor ordered. Best wishes.

          • Jerry Kott

            I really hope they can make a difference and their attention span doesn’t fade in time. I know the game. I was naive thinking that being a US citizen would make a difference.
            The madness is on a loop.

  • SoCalGal20

    March For Our Lives will be marching in Washington DC and cities around the country. Here is their twitter.

    https://twitter.com/amarch4ourlives/status/965219058713964549

    Here is their website. I wish I could be in DC for the big march but I will be marching locally.

    https://www.marchforourlives.com

    The students of MSD have also created a wonderful twitter called @NeverAgainMSD.

    • Mr. Ric

      Many thanks for the info. I will look for myself and ‘share’ it with my R congressman who has an A rating from the IRA.

  • TrollopeReader

    via NBC: “WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. James Lankford said Sunday he is open to stronger background checks for gun sales but resisted calls to ban assault weapons after another mass school shooting.

    “I have no issue with more extensive background checks, I have no issue for slowing down purchases for people that show all the basic warning signs,” Lankford said in an exclusive interview on “Meet The Press.”

    • SoCalGal20

      Not good enough. We had an assault weapons ban for 10 years and while not perfect it mafe a difference.

    • anne marie in philly

      FUCK YOU LANKFORD!

  • bkmn
    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      If only that were true.

      • anne marie in philly

        I hope the parkland generation WILL step up and VOTE!

  • Charles Nelson

    These marches/protests will come to nothing if the people involved don’t start and continue to campaign for gun control advocates…or cough up enough millions to ‘bribe’ the Republicans already in office to change their stance.

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

    If students are mobilized, it may work. Back in 2012, Québec students staged an indefinite walkout and organized many massive marches with allies over government policies (it was regarding massive tuition increases). They put their school term on the line. Lo and behold, the government folded (and was defeated at the following election). It wasn’t easy; much was on the line, but they did it.

    The event was called “Le printemps érable” (the maple spring), a direct reference to the Arab spring. Some protests went awry, but mostly peaceful. They weren’t afraid to confront police.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Quebec_student_protests

    Who knows? Maybe US students will succeed where US adults are failing.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/61/Gr%C3%A8ve_%C3%A9tudiante_qu%C3%A9b%C3%A9coise.jpg/800px-Gr%C3%A8ve_%C3%A9tudiante_qu%C3%A9b%C3%A9coise.jpg

  • JWC

    Let this be the beginning of the end Let these kids do what no politician is willing to do shame the NRA

  • Mike Knife

    Guns don’t kill, people on psych meds who snap and get guns kill.

    Ban psychiatric drugs!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Emma Gonzalez has just set up twitter account – Please follow

    https://twitter.com/Emma4Change/status/965275589941907457

  • Max_1

    The price of Freedom should never cost your child’s life…

  • Max_1
    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Nice start. Has to lead to a national student walkout of indefinite length until the students are heard. They can then organize frequent marches with allies and direct action to mobilize voters while they are out. It worked elsewhere, it can work in the US.

  • stanhope

    At the risk of stereotyping,is that fabulously articulate girl with the shaved head lesbian?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • There sure are many charismatic and articulate student activists from Parkland High who are getting involved putting this march together — Like David Hogg (upper left in the photo), who was recording everything on his phone during the shooting. His father is a retired FBI agent. He is head of the High School televsion station and is very well spoken. He was on Face the Nation this morning. His is being interviewed all over the place. Having spokesman like this will make this movement a success.
    https://youtu.be/VVH3-usGNDQ

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  • Ben

    My sister posted on facebook that her six year old son knows what to do during a school shooting. On one hand it’s great he knows, “I should hide and not come out, even if they kill the teacher.” ON the other hand…

    HE’S SIX F****KING YEARS OLD, THIS SHOULDN’T BE A CONCERN.

    • anne marie in philly

      RAMEN!

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme
  • KnownDonorDad

    Hadn’t even thought about this particular aspect of hypocrisy…

    https://twitter.com/mizdanaclaire/status/964586682719748096

  • Gary Taylor

    The problem resides within moral philosophy which leads to the issues with politics. Neglecting the right to life makes all other rights false.

    For sure the firearms serve a dual purpose to protect the life and also for survival/hunting etc. I dont think anyone is contending to address either overall premise though I believe both feel thats the politcal agenda which is debatable and basic conjecture minus religion. Im not discussing politics but morality and I fail to see one issue without seeing the hypocrisy or perhaps ignorance of the other. NRA and Planned Parenthood politics take the conversation away from point. They are secondary issues I agree but not the moral issue in question.

    Its seems to me its easier to obtain a firearm such as a AR-15 than a handgun which requires an extensive back ground check. In such a situation it seems these type of checks are the same we the vast majority of voters are looking at with late term abortion. Surely we dont want mental health issues killing babies by late term abortion in a state of disordered selfish emotional distress anymore than we want them buying a AR-15 under such circumstances Anyway thats a example of which perhaps is valid or not but the point is im sure there are areas which can be addressed which focus on the primary issue leading to both these situations which is emotional for sure.

    I think its a matter of compromise for the sake of the common good which in the end is predicated on justice. There is no common good of justice without acknowledging this moral issue thus no unity since the common good is contested. It leads to “war”. Two sides who feel they reached the absolute truth with their philosophy and are unwilling to reach tolerance and compromise of life through their position leaves -conflict/war. Perhaps the plan is resist until one can force their will on the people since I see no talk of this issue and its not going away but growing in numbers. In my mind its either compromise or conflict. Im much more interested in unity and peace. Look for yourself at the essense of the issue. …

    “The inviolability of the person which is a reflection of the absolute inviolability of God, finds its primary and fundamental expression in the inviolability of human life. Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights — for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture — is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination. JP-II ”

    “The Second Vatican Council said that life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception, and said abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.”

    “So to kind of relativize or say, well, you know, the right to life of an unborn child is relative in its importance, I can’t agree with that. And I don’t think that represents the Church’s teaching and the focus of our energies in trying to deal with this great moral issue. From a moral point of view, and that’s what this is about, it has to do with cooperation and doing things contrary to the church’s teaching. In today’s world, there are a lot of entanglements of many things and one has to exercise a certain prudence about standing firm on principle and church teaching and the moral conscience

    The Church has been so strong in defending that right to life, you know, it seems that the religious would stand up and be counted in upholding this right and working for its defense. Bishop Blair, Hartford CT”

    Nevertheless from this jump off point you can see the debate framed through the mind of the church and thats what your dealing with for sure be it all who promote it cannot verbalize it correctly and admittedly or not it doesnt go away.

    http://www.priestsforlife.org/library/1243-quote-from-christifideles-laici-on-the-right-to-life

    Thats the point the March for Life in this case will be confronted with. Think about it. So lets see how much tolerance the youth have for “hypocrisy”.

  • Dunkerblinker

    Meanwhile the GOP will do whatever it takes to change the media focus. Get ready for outlandish leks from the white house or trump twitter rage about some nonsense to get the inbred base all foamy at the mouth