There is a horrible magic happening right now: high school students who survived the Parkland school shooting, along with peers in South Florida and across the country, are calling on our elected officials to do something about gun control. It is a sign of abject national failure that students, many too young to vote, have to take on the engrained ‘thoughts and prayers’ congressional and media ‘so it goes’ response to these tragedies. But we here are cheering them on, and we’ll be following developments closely.
If you’re getting caught up, here are a few write ups that are worth your time:
From the LA Times, “Horrified Florida students beg the adults: Please, do something about guns”
Over at RawStory: “Parkland survivor slams GOP for shrugging off dead kids — but freaking out over ‘rainbow wedding cakes'”
And on NPR: “Students Who Survived Florida Shooting Want Politicians to Know They’re Angry”