The road to change gun laws:
High school students have generally been quite apathetic about the world around them.
They were more interested in having a good time, hanging out with friends and enjoying life.
But then it happened and American teenagers were changed forever.
It was – February 14, 2018, 12:18 PM PST.
A young white male entered Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, methodically mowed down and killed 17 people – 14 students and three staff members. Another 17 were wounded, making it one of the deadliest school massacres in the United States.
And as usual the United States went into mourning. Republican politicians avoiding the issue – giving the standard response now is not the time to look at gun controls, now is the time to mourn.
The Democrats meanwhile were somewhat more vocal saying some kind of gun controls were needed but without really being too specific.
And even President Trump called for some form of gun control only to change his mind a few days later after officials of the National Rifle Association came to see him.
The surviving students were livid calling the politicians gutless, hypocrites and having no morals whatsoever.
And their TV appearances scored a lot of points with people, especially their teen counterparts.
The conventional wisdom among Washington politicos was that all of these student efforts were but a temporary flash in the pan events.
So they sure were surprised when the students announced a national demonstration for gun controls.
And once again the politicians were surprised by how many people turned up – hundreds and hundreds of thousands.
But the students were not finished.
This summer, they are making stops across America to get young people educated, registered, and motivated to vote – it’s called March For Our Lives: Road to Change.
And once again today’s youth has confounded Washington by keeping a movement alive that will bring about meaningful change come the U.S. mid-term elections in November.