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March For Our Lives Thousands rally for more stringent US gun laws

A huge number of demonstrators are gathering all over the US to call for more stringent gun laws following last month’s mass shooting in Texas.

Gun safety organization March For Our lives – created by survivors of the 2018 Parkland school shooting – stated some 450 rallies have been scheduled for Saturday.

Additionally it said it’d not allow politicians to sit back as people die.

US President Joe Biden supported the demonstrations, urging Congress to “pass common sense gun safety legislation”.

19 kids as well as 2 grownups have been injured in the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24.

The attack, along with another days earlier in Buffalo, New York, where ten individuals have been killed, has resulted in renewed calls for action on gun control in the US.

The March For Our lives (MFOL) group stated inaction by political leaders was destroying Americans.

“We won’t let you take it easy as people continue to die,” said Trevon Bosley, a MFOL board member.

The MFOL has called for an assault weapons ban, universal background checks for individuals attempting to buy guns, along with a national licensing system to register gun owners.

The rallies are taking place in cities including Los Angeles, Washington, New York, Chicago, along with New York.

The very first MFOL demonstration was held days or weeks following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting in Parkland, in 2018, Florida, where 14 students and 3 adults have been killed. Organisers describe it as the biggest gun safety rally in a single day in American history, because a huge number of students left their classrooms to sign up for the demonstrations.

Mr Biden, a Democrat who this month demanded Congress to ban assault weapons, increase background checks and put into action other gun control measures, said he supported Saturday’s demonstrations.

“Today, young adults around the nation march with # AMarch4OurLives to ask Congress to pass common – sense gun safety legislation, supported by nearly all Americans as well as gun owners.”

I register with them by repeating my plea to Congress: Do something.

A bipartisan group of Senate negotiators has pledged to hammer out a gun control deal recently, despite the fact that they’ve yet to arrive at an agreement.

They’re concentrating on fairly small modifications, like encouraging states to pass red flag laws to keep guns from people deemed a danger to others.

This week the US House of Representatives voted through a number of resolutions controlling the purchase of firearms.

The bill now has little chance of becoming law, as a result of Republican opposition in the Senate.

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