A 19-year-old man killed 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, with an AR-15 rifle on Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities. The shooting became one of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in US modern history, The New York Times reported.
The American people expressed their sadness and frustration towards politicians who continue to oppose gun control laws, citing the 2nd Amendment, while receiving millions of dollars in contributions from the National Rifle Association (NRA). Here are some of the tweets that show that the American people are fed up with the “thoughts and prayers” and are now demanding actions:
Number of US school shooting deaths between 1776 – 1963: 86
Number of US school shooting deaths between 1964 – Present: 456
In case you were wondering, the assault rifle was invented in 1964.
Parkland Florida happened because of an AR-15 assault rifle. #GunControlNow
— Brian Krassenstein🐬 (@krassenstein) February 15, 2018
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) February 15, 2018
“Rick Scott” and “Pam Bondi” supported a bill in Florida that Allows 18 year olds to Purchase:
AK-47 with extra magazines
That NRA mulla must be helluv good for you to put dead kids over money!
— Mompreneur🇺🇸🌊 (@Mompreneur_of_3) February 15, 2018
This is the 291st school shooting since the start of 2013, and the 18th in 2018. We all feel unsafe. What ACTION will you take to protect our children?
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) February 14, 2018