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Post by veya_victaous on Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:08 am

TENS of thousands of students across the United States have walked out of school demanding tough action on gun violence.

In one the biggest student protests since the Vietnam era, students from Maine to Alaska are rallying against the powerful National Rifle Association.

Carrying signs with messages such as “Am I next?” students bowed their heads in memory of the 17 dead in the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The NRA has maintained gun control is not the solution to shootings, instead blaming the Florida shooting on mental health.

As the demonstrations unfolded, the NRA responded by posting a photo on Twitter of a black rifle emblazoned with an American flag. The caption: “I’ll control my own guns, thank you.”

More at source http://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/us-school-walkouts-nra-responds-to-protests/news-story/8eea63bac2de1e6523ae1ea3bf3fd266

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Maxwell Nardi, a senior at Douglas S Freeman High School in Henrico, Virginia, said students were sick of the violence.

“We’re going to keep fighting, and we’re not going to stop until Congress finally makes resolute changes,” he said.

Around the nation, students left class at 10am local time for at least 17 minutes — one minute for each of the dead in Florida.

At some schools, students didn’t go outside but lined the hallways, gathered in gyms and auditoriums or wore orange, the colour used by the movement against gun violence.

Over and over, students declared that too many young people have died and that they are tired of going to school every day afraid of getting killed.

“Enough is enough. People are done with being shot,” said Iris Foss-Ober, 18, a senior at Washburn High School in Minneapolis.

Some schools applauded students for taking a stand or at least tolerated the walkouts, while others threatened punishment.


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Post by veya_victaous on Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:12 am

good to see Young Americans breaking free from the Evil and Corruption of the NRA and gun Culture of the USA.

the NRA is stupid, it's post is ridiculous. People can control their own guns? really? cause the mass shooting at schools PROVE other wise.
OR they promote a completely self absorbed outlook in which case Fuck'em, completely ignore what the selfish geranium say

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:28 am



The NRA isn't really as "powerful" as they like to claim...

It only has 4.2 million members (not even the "5 million" it falsely claims..).

The USA has over 315 million citizens --  the NRA represents less than 1.3% of Americans..

The NRA's influence is way out of whack with their actual numbers --  a very small minority is seen to be virtually controlling hundreds of politicians, apparently dozens of newspapers, and the FauxNews network..

Nor is the NRA in any way to be considered as a democratic organisation --  as in the last couple of decades it has gradually been taken over by their six largest US gun manufacturers, their proxies and a few paid lobbyists...

This outrageous influence over American politics by a relatively miniscule corner of the community simply goes to show how much influence can be achieved through a few evil-minded lobbyists and their slick propaganda machines..

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Post by veya_victaous on Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:36 am

A SNAPCHAT feature shared across social media has perfectly depicted the immense size and scale of student protests across the United States on Wednesday.

Snapchat is particularly popular among teens and young adults and as high school students staged walkouts to demand action on gun violence, a feature on the app showed the immensity of the movement.

The feature lets users locate friends and events on a map with a heat map for context showing the popularity of the event among active users. It then lets you tap the event for footage.

The dotted map shared by many on social media was the result of 3000 demonstrations across the country, a wave of protests one historian called the largest of its kind in American history.

The walkouts are a part of a larger, ongoing protest that has sprung from the latest school shooting in America when 17 people were gunned down in Parkland, Florida last month.

The students carried signs with messages like “Never again” and “Am I next?”

They railed against the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the politicians who support the powerful organisation.

The demonstrations extended from Maine to Hawaii as students joined the youth-led surge of activism which clogged up social media.

The student protests dominated the Snapchat Maps feature, as one user pointed out the “walkouts are basically the only events showing up”.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:39 am

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As for some of the more redneck corporatist-minded high schools in the US lamely threatening to "punish" those students who join in their protests...

What are they going to do ? Suspend them for a few days, maybe..

Most of them would consider suspension or detention as a reward, and wear it as a badge of honour !

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