The united states has been pummeled by gun violence since the assault weapons ban expired in 2004 already in 2016, mass shootings have already claimed 61 lives greed, legislative cowardice, advanced technology — that is how we got here.
“because the commonwealth of massachusetts consistently has the lowest rate of gun violence in the united states, massachusetts teachers, parents, students, and administrators are uniquely positioned to comment on how policymakers can reduce gun violence in schools,” the letter said.
Most gun deaths in the country aren’t the result of mass shootings in cities such as st louis, baltimore, and detroit, where gun violence is rampant, residents have no access to the bigger picture that might show why so many weapons have flowed into their cities.
The boston globe, like many us news outlets, is sick of the seemingly endless stream of mass shootings in response to the weekend massacre in orlando, florida, that left 49 people dead , the globe tweeted a preview of its powerful front page for thursday's edition. At the high schools in quincy and mansfield, participants will listen to student speakers talk about gun control at dedham high school, students will hold signs and wear orange, the color associated with gun violence awareness those actions follow other protests that have already taken place in boston-area schools.
Adults marvel at gun control movement boston teens say it’s about time “there’s a couple of goals for saturday one is to stand in solidarity with the national movement created by students,” said jack torres, a 15-year-old sophomore at somerville high school and one of the organizers of boston’s rally. Boston police officers formed a human barrier between the counterprotesters and the anti-gun violence demonstrators members of veterans for peace also tried to separate the opposing groups the pro-second amendment protesters left the common at about 2:15 pm, shortly after the march for our lives rally began.