Saturday morning was filled with the voices of the future generations of America across the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. As hundreds of thousands gathered around the capital of the free world, they demanded reforms that would keep students safe in schools.
They demanded that something must change in order to keep firearms away from those that would do horrific deeds. They demanded action to keep themselves safe when attending the very schools that educate their generation.
Mass shootings in schools have only escalated as “Columbine” happened.
Tone deaf politicians have brought forth arguments that do not even answer the questions of the youth of America. Rick Santorum tries to be a the realist on a CNN panel, but comes across as a person who is blind to the situation.
As politicians, who completely have ties to the National Rifle Associations (NRA, an organization that represents the rifle producing companies of the US) continue to try and placate the future adults of the nation, they continue to seem out of touch and dancing around the very fire the NRA started.
The NRA until the Clinton Administration benefited from bi-partisan support in Congress. The Columbine tragedy happened during this time.
No one wants to ban guns. The populace wants safety when their children go to school.
Things have changed since Bill Clinton was in the White House. The future generations of our children are dying through random acts of violence from a select few. Bill Clinton supported the NRA’s position of gun control in 2000. Sure. But nothing ever happened from it.
As the youth of America reach voting age, perhaps they can make the people elected to congress realize that they represent them. Cause the youth will grow up and become voting citizens.
Because no one wants to go through the pain of Columbine again.
But few things have changed to prevent such a tragedy.
Since 1999, when the Columbine High School massacre had taken place; even more shootings in schools have taken place. Attempts to change the culture of schools, prevent students marked as dangerous targets in a zero-tolerance policies, to trying to blame violent video games have produced zero results.