Students Debate Guns And School Safety At The White House

He noted that there hasn't been a school shooting in Australia in almost 20 years after lawmakers in the country took action on gun control following a school shooting. She got in her auto to go find out more, and then she saw the emergency vehicles. "That's just common sense". Each school shooting begins long before the fatal shots are fired; studies show most have been planned up to 6 months beforehand.

Before Cruz carried out his own massacre on Valentine's Day last week, he was expelled from school, fought with classmates, had a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, posted disturbing images and comments on social media and had sought previous mental health treatment.

Their biggest goal is impacting gun reform legislation and helping elect leaders who will help them achieve it. After all these shootings, Congress has done nothing. We need fearless citizens to rise up and stand up to gun lobbies and to demand that our elected officials resolve to stop this slaughter of our innocents.

Now we're back to square one. The incident remains the deadliest shooting in a grade school in the United States, to date. Tighten up the background checks if need be.

How we solve these problems is going to take collaboration from all sides, not shutting down our opponents.

In fact, the only thing that does repeat are the very shootings that took lives too soon and ruined the families who we are told need time to mourn and therefore nothing can be done. This is not about Democrats or Republicans.

After the 2015 shooting that killed nine people in a Charleston, S.C., church, many in the predominantly African-American congregation forgave the young white male gunman. These two men have had their chances. It was used to kill 49 people in Orlando, 58 people in Las Vegas, 27 people at Sandy Hook.

Cary Gruber recalled the messages he received from his 15-year-old son as the young man wondered whether he would live or die. Shootings have left an indelible impact on entire communities, on the families who lost children and loved ones and on the other children who survived.

"I don't understand why I can still go into a store and buy a weapon of war, a AR", he said. But we have to try. They're evacuating. This must be a mistake.

But at a major conservative political conference later that week, National Rifle Association (NRA) vice president Wayne LaPierre railed against efforts to expand gun control. If someone can buy a gun with virtually no restrictions in IN, then what the hell is going to stop that gun from getting to IL? We can mandate that parents keep their guns safe and locked away so that their children can't use them to kill others or themselves.

"Nobody could get to the PA system to communicate to the school that we were in crisis and needed to lock down", Gay said. We call BS! They say that no laws could have been able to prevent the hundreds of senseless tragedies that have occurred.

Our society does not have to be a society where guns are restricted. Obviously a gun does not have a mind of its own so firearms personification is a sick game and the wrong approach to the problem.

The senator has an "A" rating from the NRA and the organization once wrote that he repeatedly protected Americans' second amendment rights.

So we fight a little, we get mad, we stage protests and walk -outs but nothing happens and that vicious cycle continues, with the NRA pulling the ropes.