Florida shooting survivors rally for stricter gun controls

Florida shooting survivors rally for stricter gun controls

Northern Beaches News -
Survivors of a Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead have marched to the state capitol to press lawmakers to take more action on gun control.

A group of 100 students and parent activists from the Florida high school, where 17 people were massacred by a gunman last week, arrived in the state capital Tallahassee on Wednesday to hold a rally demanding legislative reforms to ban assault-style rifles.

This is the first organized youth-led anti-gun campaign and has garnered support from celebrities such as George and Amal Clooney, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, who are funding a proposed march against gun violence on March 24, writes the BBC.

The massacre at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school has sparked a fast-growing #NeverAgain campaign, exerting pressure on the lawmakers to take swift action to curb gun violence, notes The Guardian.

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