Students and protesters march on State Capitol for stricter gun control laws

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"The time to act is now".

The daughter of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King says she stands in solidarity with the survivors of the Florida school shooting as they seek solutions to school violence.

Across the country sister movements are emerging to support the Parkland students, such as Student Walkout Against Gun Violence, which is organizing protests under the Twitter handle @studentswalkout. One student posted a video from the floor of his classroom, allowing Americans into that room to hear the gunshots, to hear the cries of those terrified students even as the gunman remained at large.

"Every kid in this country now goes to school wondering if this day might be their last".

Survivors of last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, gathered in Tallahassee Wednesday to advocate for stricter gun laws. This is student Sheryl Acquaroli. Teens at some schools called for a ban on the AR-15 and similar rifles among civilians, saying they should be reserved for military use.

The town hall was also attended by Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel who asked lawmakers to give law enforcement "more power" to take guns away from unsafe people and said that deputies would now be armed with rifles in Broward County schools.

I'm used to it - the sympathetic look, the disbelieving head shake - when I tell someone I'm a high school teacher.

SAMUEL ZEIF: I don't understand. If I want to drive, why do I have to go through courses and have all of these things checked to make sure I'm suitable to drive, but if I want to get a gun, I can just go buy one? Gun-related deaths unfold in tragic circumstances across the America daily, with over 1,800 people killed by guns this year alone, according to Gun Violence Archive, a not-for-profit group. How is it that easy to buy this type of weapon? I still hunt with my son.

By 2016, almost every school in America had created a plan for responding to a school shooting. You take off your sock and you put it over the eye of the toilet so that it won't flush and you won't be discovered.

"They send out their thoughts and their prayers, and we appreciate that, but that's enough", said Warren, of Dublin Scioto. That's why we're here.

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The latest data comes as President Trump, Congress, state and local officials are grappling with how to stop school shootings.

The president of the 1.7 million-member American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, called arming teachers a frightful idea and said an educator's handgun would be no match for the assault-style weapons often wielded by attackers.

Trump suggested offering "a little bit of a bonus" for trained teachers who are armed and providing federal funds to train them. Starting about two minutes after this meeting, we're going to work.

Fast forward to December 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown Conn. This is Barden speaking during Wednesday's listening session with Trump. This changed after the murder of 6-year-old Adam Walsh, who had been kidnapped from a Florida department store in 1981. Jackie is a career educator. He also told the crowd that it's not too soon to talk about gun law reform.

Trump, who received millions of dollars in support from the National Rifle Association in his run for presidency, until now has consistently backed away from any restrictions on guns. That's their plan anyway.

Nelson told a group of Democratic state senators on Thursday that Rubio "had the guts to be there when Governor Scott did not".

The Florida Republican, who was challenged by survivors and family members during a contentious meeting broadcast on CNN on Wednesday, said this is "evidence in this case that it saved the lives of some people". So this is to every lawmaker out there: No longer can you take money from the NRA. For example, I found that they're more supportive of same-sex marriage and legalized marijuana than previous generations were at the same age.

"The people in the government who are voted into power are lying to us", senior Emma Gonzalez said at a rally last weekend. And I do support any law that would keep guns out of the hands of a deranged killer. "No more silence!" and, "Hey-hey, ho-ho, the NRA has got to go".

We've watched powerful men in many fields fall like dominoes as their predatory practices were assiduously documented and called out.

When asked by radio host Hugh Hewitt about arming teachers, the us education secretary, Betsy DeVos, said states "clearly have the opportunity and the option to do that".