CNN: Worldwide March for Our Lives and Gun Reform

A tipping point was reached after 17 students and staff were gunned down in an affluent high school in Parkland, Florida. Survivors swiftly and articulately pointed to the US leading in gun violence and the need for controls like background checks and limits on assault weapons. They criticized politicians who instead do the bidding of industry associations like the National Rifle Association and fail to consider that only about 25 percent of US citizens own guns. A nation that once seemed numb and helpless about gun violence responded to the student-led movement. Thousands of protesters urging gun reform in Washington, DC, were joined by thousands more at 800 rallies around the United States and dozens more worldwide including London, Tokyo and Brisbane. "We live in a global world, after all," said one protester. "No issue is only local anymore." Students vow to continue voter-registration drives and work on the issue through the US November mid-term elections. Politicians have been put on notice that the young expect responsive government and security in their communities. – YaleGlobal

CNN: Worldwide March for Our Lives and Gun Reform

Student-led rallies in the US and around the world put US politicians on notice about lax gun laws and the need for gun reforms, voter awareness and responsive government
Dakin Andone, Amanda Jackson and Isabella Gomez
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Read the article from CNN about rallies for US gun reform.

Dakin Andone is an associate writer for CNN Digital. Amanda Jackson is an associate producer for CNN Social Discovery.  CNN’s Jennifer Henderson also contributed to this story.

Also read the article from the New York Times

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