This is the first article in a multi-article story (too much information to put in one article alone, so breaking it up into sections by timeline is what is being done). This movement/group took the country (and most of the civilized world) by storm last year and is responsible for many of legislative fights regarding the 2nd amendment we are currently experiencing around the country, especially red flag laws. Part one will cover from the very first rally up until the national March on 3/24/18. This will not be focused on the students that are the mouthpieces, but rather the people pulling the strings behind the scenes.
On 2/14/18, a highly disturbed individual (I will not name him) committed one of the worst mass shootings in American history. We all know the story, so I will not dive deep into going over it all here. Because of this horrific incident in Parkland, Florida, a student created a movement with the purpose of addressing gun violence so that it would never happen again. Sounds honorable, and it may have started out as such (political opinions aside). He (Cameron Kasky) believed what he was doing was right and could make a difference, and you cant fault someone on that if that is what they deep down truly believe, as this is America, and we are allowed to express our beliefs openly. However, very soon after his group (March For Our Lives) was formed, professional political activists seized the moment and hijacked the movement (and the kids along with it). Lets get started.
The first organized event was put together (posted online) by 10:10PM on 2/15/18 and was hosted by the Miami-Dade chapter of the Womens March. This was only 1.5 days after the shooting occured...........
Edited by steveTA84, 17 April 2019 - 06:31 PM.