This strong Latina has the solution to Florida’s horrific school shooting! See video below!
Emma Gonzalez. Remember that name, because she ultimately will save lives. The 18-year-old is a survivor of the mass shooting that senselessly occurred on Feb. 14 @ Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl, leaving 17 people dead.
High school student Emma Gonzalez survived last week’s school shooting that killed 17 people. She and classmates are now organizing a March for Our Lives [see below!] in Washington, D.C., and other cities March 24th.
A hundred students from the school are planning to head to Florida’s state Capitol in Tallahassee Tuesday to meet with Florida legislators to demand a ban on military-style assault weapons like the AR-15 used by the gunman on Wednesday.
In an emotional and powerful speech, Emma spoke directly to Trump, saying: “If the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a terrible tragedy, and how it should never have happened, and maintain telling us how nothing is going to be done about it, I’m going to happily ask him how much money he received from the National Rifle Association,” she said, adding: “But hey, you want to know something? It doesn’t matter, because I already know: $30 million. … To every politician who is taking donations from the NRA, shame on you!”
Emma gave a speech on February 17th at a rally in Fort Lauderdale in front of the Broward County Federal Courthouse that placed her as the face of gun control.
#Repost @theshaderoom ・・・ #PressPlay: Just three days after the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, thousands gathered in for a rally in support of gun control. In this clip, a student from the school addresses Donnie and other lawmakers to make some sort of change! As we previously reported, sadly 17 people lost thier lives in Wednesday’s shooting. Via: @Time
Funerals continue to be held for the students and teachers who were killed in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.
The confessed gunman, Nikolas Cruz, was a former student who had been expelled. He carried out the killings with an AR-15, which he reportedly bought three days after getting kicked out of the school last year.
On Friday, the FBI admitted someone close to Cruz had called the agency’s tip line in January to warn them about the teenager. According to the FBI, quote, “The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.” But the information was never passed on to the Miami Field Office, and no investigation took place. In response, Florida Governor Rick Scott called for the resignation of FBI Director Christopher Wray.
Emma and her classmates are leading a nationwide demonstration on March 24 called the “March for Our Lives.”
— March For Our Lives (@AMarch4OurLives) February 18, 2018
Several more rallies, marches, and walkouts are also in the works including a 17-minute, nationwide walkout by teachers and students on March 14.
In an interview with The New York Times, Emma says: “This is my whole world now…I cannot allow myself to stop talking about this.” She added: “Everybody needs to understand how we feel and what we went through, because if they don’t, they’re not going to be able to understand why we’re fighting for what we’re fighting for.”