"I'm tired of being scared every time I go to school! We need real laws to protect us from those crazy automatic rifles!" - Student in Chicago, interviewed on MSNBC
The kids have taken to the streets by the hundreds of thousands and are voicing their first amendment rights that the gunnies seem to obsess over whenever anyone challenges their precious AR-15 "rights". The National School Walkout started at 10 a.m. ET and will continue across the country at 10 a.m. in each time zone. The protest was sparked by last month's school massacre in Parkland, Florida, and fueled by years of anger about what many say are inadequate gun laws.
The students have beheld how lawmakers - nearly all - are in the maw of the NRA and they want to let those congress critters know there will be hell to pay at the voting booth if they don't become changelings.
Boulder High junior Alec Eyl will join thousands of other students across the country today at 10:00 a.m. MDT- to send a message that gun violence in schools will no longer be tolerated.
Eyl said. “We will have to be taken seriously! We will no longer be ignored, and when we become the next generation of voters, we will make our voices heard about guns in this country!"
As many as 1,965 schools and organizations across the country are scheduled to participate in Wednesday’s #Enough National School Walkout to End Gun Violence organized by Women’s March Youth, the youth activist wing of the Women’s March group.