Florida capital officials on Wednesday prepared for hundreds of students to hold a protest march calling for the state legislators to pass arms control measures following the deadly shooting tragedy at a high school in southern Florida.
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The shooting action by a man at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last week, which killed 17 people, was one of the worst school shooting incidents in US. The students at the school and other schools in Florida responded to the tragedy by demanding that local and national leaders take steps that would prevent similar attacks.
Over 100 students of Stoneman Douglas took a bus to Tallahassee to participate in the parade and to meet the legislative leaders.
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"We, the students, are the ones most involved in this tragedy," said a student named Ariana Ortega to VOA before boarding the bus "We are the people who experience this tragic experience and we will be the future leaders of America."
Tuesday (20/2), a number of students visited the Florida Parliament office only to witness the results of the polling the vote rejected the Democrat's proposal to consider a bill that would ban the sale of attack weapons.The Republican faction accused the Democrats of forcing the issue with the gan took advantage of the shooting incident that was done Nikolas Cruz in Stoneman Douglas High School. Cruz performs the action with AR-15, one type of attack weapon. [ab/lt]