This past week tragedy has struck again in Parkland Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School leaving 17 dead. The students and community are justifiably devastated and are morning the loss of their children, classmates, and teachers.
The students and parents have found their voice and are speaking out or rather yelling from the top of their lungs that this “trend” of mass shootings needs to come to an end and they have even shot back with “We are going to be the last mass school shooting”!
This marks the 18th school shooting in the US of 2018, just barely two months into this year, with another senseless act of violence. These are sad and crazy times where more and more mass shootings are occurring so frequently.
The students and parents are asking why the Democrats and Republicans find a solution to all this gun violence, especially when the victims are children?
The one thing we should all be able to agree on is that children should never be caught in the crossfire for these active shooter attacks. So why can’t both sides of the aisle agree on this? Probably because they are too busy pointing their fingers at each other instead of working together to find a solution.
The shooter, 19 year old Nikolas Cruz, a former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has been reported to have a mentally and emotionally disturbed history.
It appears that the AR 15 is the common denominator with the mass shootings that have been occurring around the USA. This semi-automatic rifle is available for purchase for anyone 18 years and older in Florida and Cruz was able to legally purchase the weapon.
The AR 15 is the active shooter’s weapon of choice according to the statistics.
The students are now crying out for change by directly challenging Trump’s tweets.
It looks as though the time has finally come where the gun control debate can no longer be swept under the rug…as though “thoughts and prayers” will solve anything. We need get behind this movement and support the children of this country because they are fighting for their lives!