About a hundred students and parents from a Florida high school where 17 people were killed in America’s second deadliest school shooting last week have traveled to the state capital to demand action for stricter gun controls.
As they arrived in Tallahassee, the students were putting forward a list of demands, including a ban on assault-style rifles and universal background checks.
Last week’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland has reignited a national debate about the need to reform the nation’s gun laws.
“We’re here to make sure this never happens again,” Diego Pfeiffer, a senior at Stoneman, told the crowd over a microphone.
“We will not rest until something changes. We will not rest until our voices are heard. We will not rest until people open their eyes and listen to us,” said Emma Stravitz, a 14-year-old freshman.