The March for Our Lives

This march is led by students across the country, who are done waiting for politicians to prioritize their lives. 

By: Margie Dillman, Sports Editor  

Since 2018 started, there have been eighteen school shootings across the US. Most recently was in Parkland, Florida, on February 14. Seventeen kids were killed by a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and the kids who lost their classmates to this brutal example of gun violence in the US have vowed to get something done. After every school shooting, congressmen and citizens alike make promises for change that they fail to keep, and students like Emma González are determined to make them keep their word. The March for Our Lives is happening on March 24 in Washington D.C., and is advertised as being created by students, led by students, and inspired by students. Students across the country are tired of the idea of getting shot in a place that is supposed to represent growth constantly hanging over their heads. The march is a signal to all politicians in D.C. who are sitting aside and valuing donations from the National Rifle Association over the lives of teenagers across the country that the kids have had enough. The March for Our Lives website argues that “school safety is not a political issue…no special interest group, no political agenda is more critical than timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country.”  The march is for anyone who believes in any kind of gun control, and will turn Washington D.C. into a home base for teens who demand change.