By Sunday, only four days after the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, the activist movement that emerged in its aftermath had a name Never Again, plan for a nationwide protest – a March for Our Lives, scheduled for March 24th.
It also had a panel of luminary teens who were reminding America that the shooting was not a freak accident or a natural disaster but the result of actual human decisions.All the events will focus on calling Congress to act on gun violence. While gun violence and homicides have generally declined over the past couple of decades, America is still a big outlier among developed nations when it comes to both. The US has nearly six times the gun homicide rate of Canada, more than seven times that of Sweden, and nearly 16 times that of Germany, according to United Nations data compiled by the Guardian. (Gun deaths are a big reason that America has a much higher overall homicide rate than other developed nations.)
It’s typical after mass shootings for there to be renewed calls for action around guns and gun violence — particularly with a push for Congress to enact gun control.
Here are the event details so far:
- The National School Walkout, planned by Women’s March organizers, will be on March 14 at 10 am in each time zone. It calls for students, faculty, parents, and others to walk out of school for 17 minutes — one minute for each person who was killed in the Florida school shooting.
- The March for Our Lives is scheduled for March 24. The details are thin right now, but students and activists plan to march on Washington, DC, and other US cities.
The Gateway Pundit received a tip from a father of one of the Parkland school shooter survivors. Concerned and enraged. These children are being used as political tools by the far left to further anti-Conservative rhetoric and an anti-gun agenda. The students at the forefront of this agenda were all peers of his child, they were all members of the same drama club at their high school. This fact was verified and confirmed by Buzzfeed who sent a reporter to visit the student activists at their “command center” at one of their homes. One of the students leading the current charge called the child of our contact up and asked if they were willing to workshop Anti-Trump/Anti-Gun lines, publish on their Twitter account, and possibly go on television with a similar statement.
Behind the teenagers, working as the string-pullers, are the same people behind the Women’s March. They are vehemently anti-gun, anti-American, and anti-Trump – this is part of their sales pitch.
On March 14th, 2018, the largest of these groups, #Enough National School Walkout, is planning a 17-minute walk out and moment of silence scheduled for 10 AM across all time zones. Backing them are the folks behind Rock the Vote, Teen Vogue, Peace First, Rise To Run, The Gathering for Justice, and Justice League NYC. Behind the teenagers, working as the string-pullers, are the same people behind the Women’s March. They are vehemently anti-gun, anti-American, and anti-Trump – this is part of their sales pitch.Students who were pro-First Amendment and supported the president were systematically blocked from any interviews or media appearances.
David Hogg, one of the acting students recruited by the same minds behind the anti-Trump Women’s March, is having trouble reciting his lines: pic.twitter.com/D6dolHEJVT
— Lucian B. Wintrich (@lucianwintrich) February 21, 2018