Sunday, May 26, 2019

One year after Parkland, 1,200 more kids are dead by gunfire – but students still fight for gun safety

Students who survived the massacre quickly came to national prominence as leading activists for gun control.

It’s been one year since the devastating massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School– the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that galvanized the nation to take action against gun violence and turned a generation of young people into activists. On February 14, 2018, a former student armed with a semiautomatic AR-15 entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and opened fire, gunning down 17 students, staff and teachers in just three minutes. It was one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. Students who survived the massacre quickly came to national prominence as leading activists for gun control. We speak with Lois Beckett, senior reporter at The Guardian covering gun policy. Her latest piece is titled “’We can’t let fear consume us’: why Parkland activists won’t give.

Guests

  • Lois Beckett

    senior reporter at The Guardian covering gun policy.
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