Marching for a Change

This past Saturday there was a national protest arguing for stricter gun control in the United States. The March for Our Lives movement initiated following the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. The United States has an increasingly high number of mass shootings per year, in particular, school shootings. There have been so many innocent lives lost and this recent shooting in Florida was a move to show that for the citizens of the country enough is enough.

An estimated of 200,000 to 800,000 people showed up in Washington D.C to express their support for stricter gun laws, and there were many large gatherings in other cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and so many more. There were many celebrities who came out in support such as Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and there were performances by huge stars such as Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Hudson, Demi Lovato, and many more. This particular demonstration was special because this was one of the first times that the people took action in response to a mass shooting.

We are slowly making the moves away from the “this is not the right time” excuse and are demanding action. Hopefully, after this demonstration, politicians and the National Rifle Association will embark on passing a series of stricter gun laws so that mass shootings no longer are a problem in our country; after all, how many lives should it take to bring about that change?