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    The world protests against gun violence.

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    The world protests against gun violence.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 25 Mar 2018, 12:29 pm

    March For Our Lives: Six key takeaways from the US gun control rallies

    It was the biggest gun control protest in a generation.

    Hundreds of rallies were staged across the US and beyond as millions of marchers filled the streets calling for the implementation of tighter measures following the deadly mass shooting at a Florida school in February.

    That incident not only ignited the #NeverAgain movement, but also Saturday's mass demonstrations, which took place under the banner of March For Our Lives.

    With events not just in the US but as far afield as London, Paris, Mauritius, Tokyo, Stockholm, Sydney, Geneva and Berlin, the day was made up of powerful messages delivered by articulate students and children, most of whom have already in some way experienced gun violence.

    Read the six key points from The BBC that are driving this mass protest HERE




    When we see so many children and young people taking to the streets to protest about guns we have to pay attention to them and support them in what they are asking for.

    I hope that Trump and the American National Rifle Association are paying attention to this as never before has so many young people and adults around the world taken to the streets to protest one such point.


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    UPDATE.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 26 Mar 2018, 12:10 pm

    March For Our Lives: Huge gun-control rallies sweep the USA

    Now hundreds of thousands of students are rallying all over the USA in a fight to achieve gun-control.

    Right across the world, in many nation capitals, the mass demonstrations are growing too.

    Surely Trump and his friends in the National Rife Association now know that to continue to uphold free access to guns, especially to the assault weapons that can kill dozens with one trigger-pull is a politically damaging way to go.

    If these young people are not old enough to vote at the moment, they will be old enough to vote Trump and his cohorts out of power when the time comes.


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    Re: The world protests against gun violence.

    Post by zathrus on Fri 30 Mar 2018, 1:13 pm

    Yes, this is growing into a force of young people, in particular, that is going to give the Republican government and the membership of the NRA a real headache.

    I hope that the country remembers when it comes to the next American general election.
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    Re: The world protests against gun violence.

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 31 Mar 2018, 12:23 pm

    Yes, one would think that this contentious subject would galvanise the American voters against the gun lobby so that most of the politicians would then think that their connection with the NRA would do their careers damage.

    The second amendment needs to be repealed right now so that the "cowboy" instincts of the "right to bear arms" fools no longer holds the decent people to ransom.

    Read THIS in Paste magazine.




    OK, this is an opinion of someone who is not an American, but I think that the right to bear arms in the second amendment of American Constitution is just simply out of date.

    The days when ordinary people needed to carry a gun to protect themselves from other gun-carrying, ( "gunslingers" ), is now past and gone and nowadays the only people that should be able to own and carry a gun ANYWHERE is the police, the army, and maybe the farmers and licenced hunters.

    Anybody ?


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    Re: The world protests against gun violence.

    Post by Angie baby on Sun 01 Apr 2018, 1:24 pm

    I cannot see Trump or his pals in the NRA sweeping this one under the carpet.
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    Re: The world protests against gun violence.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 02 Apr 2018, 11:28 am

    You are right Angie, as this last shooting, on top of all of the others, may be the one that broke the camel's back.

    I certainly hope so.


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