Fla. shooting survivors vow not to return to school until Congress takes action
Some survivors of the shooting at a Florida high school this past week are planning not to return to school until Congress passes gun legislation, one survivor told The Washington Post.
Student and shooting survivor Alex Wind told the Post that he and other students formed the group “Never Again MSD” to demand action on gun violence.
Wind said that he and the other students involved in the group wouldn’t be returning to school until they see some sort of action taken on guns.
“This isn’t about politicians; this is about victims. We will not let those 17 people die in vain because, if nothing gets done, I am not going back to school, David Hogg will not be going back to school, Cameron Kasky will not be coming back to school, Emma Gonzalez will not be going back to school,” Wind told The Post, referring to other students who are members of the movement.
“How are we supposed to feel safe again? What if this happens again? What if this happens in any other school? How are we supposed to know and feel safe in those exact hallways where the shooting happened if nothing changes?” he continued.
“If these laws caused the shooting in the first place, what’s going to stop [another shooting] if the laws don’t change?” Wind added.
Wind and his classmates have become vocal advocates for gun control in the days since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left 17 people dead.
The group is planning a “March for Our Lives” on March 24. National walkouts against gun violence are also being organized for March 14 and April 20.
The students appeared on Sunday morning talk shows to discuss their movement and demand action on gun control.
“My message for people in office is you’re either with us or against us. We are losing our lives while the adults are playing around,” Kasky said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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