Students in Colorado staged a pro-Second Amendment walkout this week; showing support for firearm rights activists after weeks of gun control rallies and marches throughout the nation following the devastating shooting in Florida last month.
Students at the Woodland Park High School held a 30-minute walkout in support of America’s right to keep and bear arms, as well as honor the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School shooting with a moment of silence.
Rockledge High School Students Stage Pro-2nd Amendment Walkout
Rockledge, Florida, High School students organized a school walkout in support of the second amendment. Students assembled outdoors at Rockledge High at around 10:40 a.m. to speak up about maintaining their constitutional rights in the wake of a school district-wide walkout to support gun control. SpaceCoastDaily.com/2018/04/rockledge-highs-chloe-deaton-to-appear-on-fox-news-channels-fox-friends-sunday-morning/
Posted by Space Coast Daily on Friday, March 30, 2018
“I don’t believe that guns are the problem,” said student Haley Armstead. “I think it’s more of the people and that people are trying to blame an inanimate object for something that’s not them.”
“It’s all over the news right now that all students hate guns,” said another student. “I wanted to show that not all students feel that way.”
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FLORIDA FALLOUT: Marjory Stoneman to Require CLEAR BACKPACKS After Shooting
The Broward County high school where 19-year old gunman Nikolas Cruz murdered seventeen people is instituting new security policies within the next two weeks; requiring all students to carry “clear backpacks” provided by the school at no charge.
The new guidelines were issued after Zachary Cruz -the suspects brother- illegally entered the school to visit the site of his sibling’s slaughter; subsequently being arrested and held on $500,000 bail.
The Broward County School Superintendent issued a letter to parents of students attending the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida this week, detailing the school’s updated security protocol.
According to the New York Times, other procedures include new ID badges to be worn at all times and new metal-detecting equipment at the school’s entrances and exits.
“Someone is not going to go through a metal detector with an AR-15,” said the superintendent.
The revised guidelines come after three Stoneman Douglas students were arrested earlier this week, allegedly making threats on social media platforms and bringing knives onto the campus.
FLORIDA FALLOUT: State Senate VOTES DOWN Assault Ban, Plans to ARM TEACHERS
The Florida Senate voted to reject an “assault weapons” ban in the immediate aftermath of the deadly school shooting that shocked the nation earlier this month, striking down the proposal while defeating further legislation that aimed to block teachers from carrying firearms on school property.
In a vote largely split down party lines, the lawmakers defeated the “assault weapon proposal” 20-17, reports Yahoo News. Similarly, another amendment that sought to remove a provision to “train and arm” specific teachers throughout the state also failed.
The full legislation, titled the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, is expected to pass the Florida Senate this week; aiming to promote school safety and crackdown on individuals with mental health issues from obtaining firearms.
Major features of the legislations include raising the minimum age of purchasing a weapon to 21 throughout the state, banning bump stock modifications, and increasing funding for schools to focus on mental health by $400 million.
The bill seeks to promote school safety for teachers and students in the wake of 19-year old Nikolas Cruz’ devastating assault on a Parkland, Florida high school; killing seventeen people and injuring scores more.