Virginia teen plans to hold ‘March for Our Guns’ rally


A teenager in Virginia is planning to hold a “March for Our Guns” rally.

Aidan Jackson, 15, said he is planning to put on the rally in May at Mount Trashmore, reported.

The plan comes after hundreds of thousands of people last month in cities across the country marched to protest gun violence and call for gun control.

“When I saw the ‘March for Our Lives,’ I saw a lot of people for gun control,” Jackson told the TV station. “Not every youth believes that. Gun control is not the answer.”

{mosads}Jackson is a member of the Virginia Beach Young Republicans and said he took part in his school’s walkout last month holding a sign that read: “Gun control is not the answer.”

“Someone came up out of the blue, looked at me, read my sign and ripped my sign. The entire school applauded,” he said.

Jackson said he wants to invite people with all different perspectives on the issue.

“I want to invite all the viewers to come along and show their support and really view a different point of the aisle in case you are in support of gun control,” he said.

Last month, cities across the country held “March for Our Lives” events to protest gun violence and demand lawmakers take action to prevent future school shootings.
Students who survived the shooting in February at a high school in Parkland, Fla., spearheaded the effort.
During the event in Washington, D.C., several students gave emotional speeches and warned lawmakers they would be voted out of office if they didn’t take action.

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