...in whose pockets they are,
...nor do they dare cross their fearsome gun-voter base;
It took another school shooting, another mass murder of children by a young male sociopath with an assault rifle, this one last Wednesday, February 14, at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the affluent town of Parkland, Florida.
Just another horrific American blood bath, just 15 more young lives and two adults bled out from gunshot wounds, just 17 more families shattered, just another community traumatized and grieving,
From the devastated young survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting has sprung up a grass roots movement that started with a candle light vigil,
...followed by a speech at a gun control rally by Stoneman Douglas survivor Emma Gonzales,
From that rally has arisen the voices of those Parkland, Florida students and others, calling out NRA-funded lawmakers, calling for change, calling for an end to the glut of guns, especially assault rifles, that plagues our country.
Within days of the murder of their classmates these students have started an anti-gun movement they call "Never Again." They are using social media and making the rounds of cable news networks.
They seek to pin a badge of shame on lawmakers who accept money from the National Rifle Association. On the wings of their nascent activism, marches walk-outs, and sit-ins are being planned in the coming months all over the country by youngsters and adults alike, beginning with a lie-in this afternoon in front of the White House by a group of Washington D.C. teenagers who call themselves Teens For Gun Reform.
May the children lead us all.