Students are preparing to head to Florida to push for gun control measures
Some 100 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will travel 400 miles to Florida's capital on Tuesday to urge politicians to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and teachers last week. The students plan to hold a rally on Wednesday in the hope that it will put pressure on the state's Republican-controlled legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws, something some GOP politicians said on Monday they would consider.
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#1 Feb 19, 2018
An amendment setting the age for many things should be set to Twenty-Six, which is the youngest age mentioned in the Constitution for representing one's country and community. Voting should be at 26. Other age setting amendments should be repealed. Gun ownership should be at 26. Signing contracts should be at 26. The human brain doesn't stop sloughing off extraneous and childish matter until approximately age 26. These rules should be waived for members of the Armed Forces IF they have finished training and are stable soldiers. The Founding Fathers were geniuses and knew that as a general rule, youngsters are uninformed and rather stupid and emotional beings.
#2 Feb 20, 2018
Nope, these students faced gunfire at school. It is time for them to speak freely.
Good for them.
The United States is the only supposedly civilized country that faces the threat of mass shootings.
Student have a right and now a duty to protest.
Nobody else is doing it on their behalf.
Since: Mar 09
The Left Coast
#3 Feb 20, 2018
This is the 237th protest rally this year. Why no Hollywood stars? Although I did hear the millennial ninja warriors, in their black jammies, are on standby and ready to beat anyone who may not submit completely.
#4 Feb 20, 2018
If any stricter background checks are proposed, it should include voters to have an ID to vote.
This will ensure our elections or not rigged.
Let's see which party fights this legislation.
“4 years of Libs in agony!”
Since: Jan 11
#5 Feb 20, 2018
"He said he hoped the trip would lead to some “commonsense laws like rigorous background checks”.
So let me see if I get this right......
"Rigorous" background checks on American citizens looking to practice their constitutional rights = OK
"Rigorous" background checks on non citizen "refugees" coming from various shiteholes = Racist
#6 Feb 20, 2018
whats wrong with these stupid kids,they should put the blame wrere it belongs.ON THE F.B.I. AND THE SCHOOLS,the F.B.I. for not doing any thing about it when they knew it 31 days before it happened and the=SCHOOLS= for not having electronic door locks to be pushed by a school official,nowing who they are letting in, dont these stupid kids know they are helping the=DIM-WITS= TO TAKE AWAY THEIR 2nd AMMENDMANT RIGHTS.
#7 Feb 20, 2018
you are sssooo stupid,they are just kids not knowing they are helping to take away their 2nd ammendmant rights for thr DIM=WITS=.
#8 Feb 20, 2018
are you not smart enough to know the =DIM-WITS= are behind the shootings to yell -GUN CONTROL-.
#9 Feb 20, 2018
The United States is not feeling very free when mass shootings happen so frequently.
When someone is just minding their own business and they end up in a wheelchair or loses their leg to a shooting, are they free?
If someone is shot and his insurance maxes out and cannot pay the rest of his medical bills, is that freedom?
And walking around with a rifle strapped to one’s body a sign of freedom or is it a sign that as a country we have failed?
It feels more and more like this experiment of “democracy” has failed.
This is not the land of the free.
It has devolved into the land of terrorized citizens by fellow citizens.
#10 Feb 20, 2018
From the mouth of babes
I am impressed that these young students are taking on the status quo. I support them. I hope that they can make a change. Don't allow the lawmakers to tell you that it is to soon. Is it too soon for those Florida teenagers that had to die? Don't allow them to play the blame game. There is plenty of blame to go around but that is not the point. The point is what will you do about it?
#11 Feb 20, 2018
Russia is probably paying the parents.
#12 Feb 20, 2018
How about you go protest the students protesting?
The NRA will be your best buddy if you do.
#13 Feb 20, 2018
These kids are being spoon fed their talking points by those that would love more than anything to abolish the 2nd amendment. All the while hiding behind their armed guards. Piss on them!
#14 Feb 20, 2018
And in Europe, the threat is people dying in mass, by truck.
The trucks don't operate themselves, and the guns don't shoot themselves, people do.
If you take away all the guns, they will use fire, bombs, knives, bats, trucks, cars, acid, antifreeze, and any of a thousand things, to kill.
This is all political, and it disgusts the average American.
#15 Feb 20, 2018
A killer will kill anyway he can. If not a gun, it could be any number of items.
It's the very same group of people that are saying what you are saying, that have, and had, no interest in fighting terrorism. Can't have it both ways, because people with brains see thru the politics of it all.
Not to mention, it's a second amendment right to bare arms. Guns will be the only thing to defend your freedom, when the socialists take control of your life. The minute this right is taken away, is when you loose ALL OF YOUR FREEDOMS!!!
#16 Feb 20, 2018
I think it would be great if guns were treated like automobiles.
The operator must be trained.
The operator must be licensed.
The operator must have liability insurance.
The opera must have identification and the gun must have a serial number.
The gun must have a gps.
The operator can only have one gun on them at a time.
The gun and operator must be linked by a “key” so that nobody else can use the gun.
The gun may be impounded should the operator be irresponsible in any way.
The public must know that the operator is armed at all times. And if they see the operator drinking while carrying a firearm, that is grounds for CUI, carrying under the influence.
Need I go on?
#17 Feb 20, 2018
When three thousand percent more people die in automobile accidents in a year, then in school shootings, does that make you feel free?
I suggest you stop driving, and give back your car, to set an example to be FREE.
#18 Feb 20, 2018
In order to get a gun license, you must pass a test to see if you can handle the gun, just like a driving test.
You are identified when you own a gun.
The guns owned by you have serial numbers.
Some people own multiple cars.
Some cars have no GPS.
You, and only you, are responsible for your gun.
The gun is taken away when you break the law.
The gun owner does loose his right to carry if found to be intoxicated.
You obviously don't own, or carry a gun. Most that spew the crap you are spewing are the same as you.
You really shouldn't post things you know nothing about.
I get your political, and pretending to be outraged. How do you feel about the 20 to 30 thousand deaths by automobiles every year?
No that's something you should worry about.
#19 Feb 20, 2018
Not force teachers and school staff to protect themselves with a clipboard.
#20 Feb 20, 2018
OK, let's run with this.
Your firearm license will permit you to travel freely anyplace in the United States and any US territory with your firearm.
You have to undergo a background check to purchase an automobile. DWI - no vehicle, speeding violation - no vehicle, reckless driving - no vehicle, failure to signal - no vehicle, et al. Any violation would prohibit you for life.
All vehicles must have GPS.
Loaning, renting, leasing etc. your vehicle would require a background check. Never mind only one person can operate that vehicle - nobody else can use it.
The public must know if a person is a vehicle operator. If an operator is seen drinking loss of vehicle for life.
The operator may only have one vehicle at a time.
The vehicle may be impounded should the operator be irresponsible in any way. Speeding - tow vehicle, no signal - tow vehicle, improper lane change - tow vehicle...
Need I go on?
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