These are not “kids” but brilliant, adults with maturity beyond their years through what they’ve gone through.
I am really proud of how they’ve confronted the political leaders and how they’ve demanded direct answers. In some cases they’re changing the minds of people who thought their minds were set about the gun laws that exist today. I’m happy that through this terrible tragedy- these strong and courageous students are going to change laws that needed changing for years.
Doing more extensive background checks and enabling the HIPA laws to divulge critical information they would tell whether someone’s unfit to possess a firearm is landmark.
Compiled and Text written by Paulette L. Motzko.
CNN’s town hall ‘Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action’