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Social media campaigns planning school walkouts to protest lack of gun control

21 February 2018

In the less than a week since the shooting, the hopes of Marjory Stoneman Douglas students that their tragedy would be the last have appeared precarious.

"You're the President", Hogg said. "This is why people need to be politically active".

Mr Trump is opposed to additional restrictions on guns or gun ownership, but Vice-President Mike Pence said in Dallas the president would make school safety "a top priority" when he meets governors of USA states in the coming days.

Speaking Sunday on CNN, a group of students said they are determined to make a difference on the issue.

The planned day of protest also generated support from other movements across the US.

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"I was hiding in a closet for two hours". Kasky said the point is to "create a new normal where there's a badge of shame on any politician who's accepting money from the NRA".

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. "THIS IS about guns and this is about all the people who had their life abruptly ended because of guns".

"They're weapons of war made to kill as many people as possible in as short a time as possible", he said. But there's still strong resistance by many Republicans to any gun-control measures. "March For Our Lives believes the time is now", the group said in a statement reported by USA Today "Not one more - we can not allow one more child to be shot at school".

"I chose to make these signs so that when Donald Trump visits Parkland he knows that this is what I want". Take action. Work with Congress. "I can say right now, I won't be at the listening session".

Kimberly Snead said she took Cruz to a therapist five days before the shooting.

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The action is called "March For Our Lives" and the website states their mission is to prevent any more school shootings. "It's time to say, 'Enough". On Wednesday, he and a small group of Never Again organizers will fly back to Parkland for a televised Town Hall meeting about the shooting.

Staff members will start returning to the Parkland, Florida, high school on Thursday.

West Boca High is about 10 miles north of Douglas High. "We want to be with those students who we didn't understand their pain before and it's all too tragic that we all have to understand the same pain now". "We want safety! We want safety!" They thought they had the only key, they said.

He said he and his friends are now much more aware of the law's limitations.

"I'm crying, and I'm watching all the people all around me crying, and I just said, 'This has got to stop, '" he said.

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"It doesn't matter because I already know".

Social media campaigns planning school walkouts to protest lack of gun control