Parkland massacre sparks a wave of state-level gun reform efforts

in the vicinity


Mass student strike shoot a month to Parkland, Florida

In almost 3,000 protests nationwide, students across the country went to take from their classrooms, a sign against gun violence a month after the Parkland, Florida shoot.

In the Wake of the Parkland, Fla., high-school-shooting attack that left 17 dead and 17 wounded, of Florida, a broad patchwork of state-level efforts to reform the gun laws have gained momentum across the nation.

Interactive map: State-level gun legislation reform
A bevy of bills could be broad new gun laws define America. Click on your state to see the latest proposed gun legislation. (Mobile users: Click here to view the map).

In a total of 35 States, the bills are considering to change their gun laws. Most of them are regulations on firearms would expand, although some would loosen. More than 100 bills that would have a direct impact on the gun laws in the current parliamentary term. At least a dozen have been proposed in the weeks after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last month.

This year, there were 49 “mass shootings” in the United States until the end of February, leaving injured, 50 dead and a further 64, according to data from shootings compiled by mass Tracker, a ” crowd-sourced Website is one shoot in his record, which leaves two or more people injured or killed.

In the Parkland-attack, the 19-year-old Nicolas Cruz, a disturbed and mentally ill former student, shot the school with a legally purchased AR-15.

Cameron Kasky, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who survived the Parkland massacre, has become a vocal challenger of the legislature, the support of a gun rights agenda

“Every politician should get the message that if you hold the NRA to the dolls, then they will be elected again,” Kasky told Fox News. “This is not an attack on the second amendment. This is simply a discussion about the power of buying a weapon of war, something that is not so easy. … If that’s too much to ask, then this is not a democracy.”

Kasky and fellow students – including Emma Gonzalez, and David Hogg were the incision in the national spotlight since Feb. 14 attack, calling for new gun control measures. On Wednesday, many students participated in a nationwide “strike” is in honor of the Park landscape, the victims and the press and the Congress.

Gun rights advocates are quick to note that Cruz had been characterized by law enforcement authorities on several occasions during his childhood. More recently, the FBI failed to act on at least two tips, specifically warning that Cruz was able to shoot up a school. Many gun rights groups believe that the answer in the school is provided security in the stationing of more police officers in the buildings, and even weapons trianed and teachers.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student leaders Cameron Kasky and Jaclyn Corin to speak to the audience before boarding buses to travel to Tallahassee, Florida.


The tragedy has become a flash point for the reform advocates across the country Kris Brown, who operates one of the longest-existing gun-control groups in the nation, said the Brady campaign has in collaboration with lawmakers to change gun laws in the Wake of the shooting.

“We have chapters all over the country and was very active in the education of the legislator in the appropriate gun policy, and aims to advance and adopt laws,” said Brown.

Since Feb. 14, you said Brady campaign, named after Ronald Reagan’s press Secretary James Brady, was seriously wounded in a presidential assassination – has 16 new Chapter of spring and its social media engagement is up by 5,000 percent.

However, the impact of the Parkland massacre to go over the dynamics within your organization; you see, the politicians capitulate to the previously staunch pro-gun attitudes in the days after the shooting. This is the capitulation of efforts to reform the gun laws is reported in the swing legislators.

Students protest against arms

(Wisconsin State Journal)

“[Florida Gov.] Rick Scott is a great example of that,” said Brown. “He is definitely running for Senate, and he is usually gone, and everything that has been done by the NRA.”

Scott recently signed a surprisingly progressive plan in the following weeks in the Parkland shooting. To increase the comprehensive bill, the minimum age for the purchase of firearms to 21 years old, ban bump share, you create a waiting period of three days to Finance a purchase of weapons to arm school employees, and reserve of millions, the school safety. The bill is a sharp departure from the National Rifle Association agenda, which Scott has always re-sided over the years.

But to have the effect on the Park landscape shooting is not a foregone conclusion to gun rights advocates like Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of Second Amendment Foundation seems to be involved in the reform.

“I can’t say that it has a great influence on you,” he said. “Of course, in the light of these tragic instances, anyone a law is unconstitutional, and we are up to the challenge.”

Gottlieb said his organization is in breach of, mount legal challenges to any law that they believe, against the Second Amendment rights provided that it is a plaintiff. Given the wave of support for assault rifle bans or laws to raise the minimum age for the purchase of a firearm to 21 years of age, can be a difficult task.

There can be common ground between gun-control activists, such as Kasky and gun-rights advocates, when it comes to common sense reforms. Gottlieb group support would be of extreme risk protection orders, and laws that usually mean a person, the firearms can be taken away, if you are a danger to themselves or others – is built-as long as due process. Currently, there are 27 bill in state legislatures across the nation to remove in some capacity, of firearms from dangerous people.

The urgency of the gun control movement was reinforced shoot through the voices of the students who survived the Park landscape. Your intercession wildfire sparked to take the conversation on the reform of the legislation, and the state legislature aware of.

“You are mad as hell, and you go,” said Brown. “I think the difference is, you really have sparked something in the youth movement and children all over the country to get up and walk out and they are calling in record numbers.”

Map: United States, the States, the Flourish, the team boundaries come from the U.S. Census Bureau’s cartographic boundary shapefiles, 2016 edition Points data comes from the GeoNames data set of cities with a population of over 150,000,


Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular