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4/20/18 Nati'l Student Walkout to Demand Gun Control
by Ban All Guns
Saturday Feb 17th, 2018 8:37 PM
April 20, 2018 is the date set for a National Student Walkout to demand gun control. Nazi Trump signed a law making it easier for mentally ill people to obtain guns, and so far, there is no effort to repeal that law. The fact remains, guns are for killing people and therefore all guns should be banned, thereby eliminating the military, the police, and gun-toting prison guards as well as the 300 million guns in civilian hands in this country of 325 million people, 1/3 of whom own guns, so the gun owners often have more than 1 gun. Along with banning guns, tasers, pepper spray, tear gas, wooden pellet guns, “sport” hunting, the prison punishment system and the death penalty should be banned as well. Some highlights of the protests and information on the Valentine's Day 2018 Florida School Massacre are below.
April 20, 2018 is the date set for a National Student Walkout to demand gun control. Nazi Trump signed a law making it easier for mentally ill people to obtain guns, and so far, there is no effort to repeal that law. The fact remains, guns are for killing people and therefore all guns should be banned, thereby eliminating the military, the police, and gun-toting prison guards as well as the 300 million guns in civilian hands in this country of 325 million people, 1/3 of whom own guns, so the gun owners often have more than 1 gun. Along with banning guns, tasers, pepper spray, tear gas, wooden pellet guns, “sport” hunting, the prison punishment system and the death penalty should be banned as well. Some highlights of the protests and information on the Valentine's Day 2018 Florida School Massacre are below.

The call for the walkout:
https://www.alternet.org/education/because-nothing-has-changed-columbine-students-teachers-call-nationwide-school-walkouts

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/02/17/because-nothing-has-changed-columbine-students-teachers-call-nationwide-school

The teachers’ unions are joining the call for this walkout since this is certainly a labor issue, with teachers’ lives being threatened in school massacres. See
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/shooting-survivor-to-trump-shame-politicians-who-take-nra-money-not-florida_us_5a888689e4b004fc3192d81a

The background including the tip that Trump’s FBI ignored, saying there was not enough information, when in fact the police had been to the shooter’s house 39 times due to domestic violence disputes, thus providing 39 police reports on file.
https://www.democracynow.org/2018/2/16/white_supremacy_patriarchy_and_guns_fl

The fascist, terrorist, gun profiteering National Rifle Association gave thousands of dollars to the military training program, JROTC, at the high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that was the location of the massacre, where the shooter, Nikolas Cruz, became an excellent killer. See

https://thinkprogress.org/nra-cruz-donation-marksmanship-c7f68d54a25f/
Linked to http://www.truth-out.org/
This article has the same general story complete with a horrifying picture of the high school’s killer training program, decked out in American flags, at
https://www.rt.com/usa/419074-nra-sponsored-florida-shooter-school/

For efforts to ban JROTC, which exists in San Francisco public schools, see:
https://www.warresisters.org/counter-recruitment-0

The NRA’s contributions to Congress, both Democrats and Republicans, may be found at:
https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/totals.php?id=d000000082&cycle=2014

My favorite sign at these protests so far: NRA is A Terrorist Organization. See
https://www.truthdig.com/articles/students-lead-way-advocating-gun-control/

California has stricter gun control laws than Florida, but the current Congress could make them invalid, or the Jefferson Beauregard Sessions Justice Department could go to the reactionary Supreme Court and do the same.
by A Child Shall Lead Them
Monday Feb 19th, 2018 11:09 AM
The 1963 Birmingham, Alabama Children's Crusade made possible many civil rights victories. See
https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-the-children-of-birmingham-changed-the-civil-rights-movement
and
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham_campaign
It is always the young who lead the fight for change as they cannot tolerate the horrors of the past and a society that offers absolutely no future, which is what the US is today.