March for Our Lives, organizers send a message to the Congress
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students Delaney Tarr and Cameron Kasky and what they hope, which was reached by the Saturday in the protests.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and March for Our Lives, organizers said Sunday they will continue the push for “common sense” actions to be taken on weapons, instead of a complete ban on all firearms, in the wake of the deadly shootings.
Cameron Kasky and Delaney Tarr, survivors of the Florida school shooting that killed 17, told “Fox News Sunday” what they hope to achieve after hundreds of thousands of people nationwide participated in the demonstration to end violence at school and pushing for better gun control. Kasky said: people are not marching for “everyone to the weapons away.”
“We’re not trying to get everyone’s weapons away. The NRA wants people to think that. They are fear-mongers. They want the sell of weapons by making use of the fear,” Kasky told “Fox News Sunday.” “So we want common sense regulations on these assault weapons, the NRA [National Rifle Association] will say, ‘They are trying to steal every one of your guns.’ And the people will believe him.”
“Fortunately, the majority of the American people see past this,” Kasky added.
Cameron Kasky speak at the march for Life, Washington, D. C.
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Kasky the call for the “common sense” rules are with the release of the mental health of the checks and the have of gun owners to the age of 21 and older. He said assault weapons should be banned completely, but the smaller guns used for protection may be sold under better regulation.
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“I think getting a gun to protect your home is an important thing, if it is necessary, but it can’t be that easy,” he said.
Hundreds of thousands of people around the world took part in the march for Our Lives on Saturday.
Tarr also criticized President Trump after the administration announced Friday it would ban the bump stocks, and the “all devices running otherwise legal weapons into illegal machine guns.”
“Words are fine and elegant. I am happy that he [Trump] said that those words, which are a number of things that we would like to see. However, I have not seen any action to follow through on those steps,” Tarr said.
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They also beat Trump’s idea of arming teachers in the classroom, saying highly-trained professionals should be the ones equipped with weapons.
“A teacher is the responsibility to teach, not defend,” Tarr said.
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The march of the organisers said that it was important for people to take the initiative and to take part in the march on Saturday. Kasky said that the movement has asked the younger generation to register to vote-often the group with the lowest turnout rate during the elections.
“The strongest thing we have going for us at this moment is that this is a youth movement – this is led by the youth and for the youth,” Tarr said. “And if we are to encourage people to take action, to take part in our society and in our politics, that is going to actually encourage our voters to turn out.”
She continued, “And that it is going to be something that’s going to continue the momentum, because even when the media leaves, these people are still there and are still fighting for their own lives.”
Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam