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March For Our Lives Sees Support from Justin Bieber

The massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that took the lives of  17 teachers and students, is the third deadliest school shooting in the U.S., behind Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook. In the wake of this tragedy, thousands of Americans have written letters and taken to social media to demand elected officials to commit to ending gun violence.

Many of the students from Parkland are among those demanding change. One such student, 11th grader Cameron Kasky, spoke with ABC News about the February 14 shooting and the plan he believes will help make this the last shooting.

People keep asking us, what about the Stoneman Douglas shooting is going to be different, because this has happened before and change hasn’t come? — This is it.”

We are going to be marching together as students, begging for our lives...at this point, you are either with us or against us.”

Cameron is one of the students who declared that on March 24, a peaceful demonstration known as “March For Our Lives,” will be a way to make the Stoneman Douglas shooting the turning point in the U.S. gun control debate. They expect the student-led demonstration to take place in Washington, DC and every other city in the country.

And support for this protest is already spreading on social media.

One famous ally, Justin Bieber, tweeted out his support, acknowledging Cameron and March For Our Lives.

Justin stated, "Cameron, good talking to you last night. All of your bravery is amazing. I stand with you guys."

 

 

No matter which side of the argument you are on, we can all agree that change needs to happen.

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This is all well and good and I do wish these kids the best of luck, but if they do not focus their message/goals on one specific issue, then this movement will die out within a year, much like Occupy Wall Street did and #MeToo is about to.  They should take a look at the first Women's Movement that took place at Seneca Falls.  These women had a laundry list of issues, all important, but chose to focus on one issue: suffrage.  It took time, but that was eventually achieved.  If they hadn't, then the first Women's Movement never would have gotten off the ground.  Right now, SJW's and professional activists are all over the place and trying to get everything changed at once: from providing better workplace conditions to general respectful treatment of women to smashing the patriarchy.  Such scatter shot focus depletes a movements energy and eventually collapses in on itself.  I sincerely hope these kids do better.  

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