Chants of ‘no more guns’ break out at Florida school shooting vigil
A chant of “no more guns” broke out at a vigil Thursday night honoring the victims of the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school.
The vigil, held in Parkland, Fla., was attended by thousands of people, according to reports, including politicians and local officials.
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At one point during the vigil, chants of “no more guns!” broke out among the attendees.
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Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.), who represents a neighboring district, spoke at the vigil to encourage attendees to get involved in politics following the shooting.
“We must hold other people’s elected officials accountable. We must make sure that they hear us,” she said.
“We will help lead you to help other communities elect people who will do the right thing, who will make sure no one’s families ever have to go through this again.”
The vigil follows a deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday in which 17 people were killed. The suspected shooter, a former student at the school, was taken into custody following the shooting.
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) has slammed lawmakers’ response to the shooting, calling on Congress to pass gun control legislation and saying if Congress doesn’t act, “American voters must.”
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) also reacted to the shooting by saying such incidents occur in the U.S. “as a consequence of our inaction.”