Parkland survivors

On February 14, 2018, a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people were killed and seventeen more were wounded, all by bullets. This shooting is one of the world`s deadliest school massacres.

Some of the students that survived began campaigning for gun control and founded the group: Never Again MSD. Never Again MSD advocated for tighter regulations to prevent gun violence.  The Florida Legislature passed a bill: “to raise the minimum age for bying rifles to 21, establish waiting periods and background checks, provide a program for the arming of some teachers, and broaden existing laws to bar potentially violent or mentally unhealthy people from possessing guns. In all, it allocates around $400 million.”

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The group was formed by Cameron Kasky and his school friends in the first four days after the shooting. They started of as a movement on social media: “For survivors of the Stoneman Douglas Shooting, by survivors of the Stoneman Douglas Shooting”. They used the hashtag #NeverAgain. Over the next three days, the group gained over 35,000 followers on Facebook. Now the group has staged protests demanding legislative action to be taken to prevent similar shootings in the future.

 

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