"...and a child shall lead them."
That youth is the vanguard of change in society could result in finally getting United States (US) lawmakers and the president to enact demand changes to gun control laws.
The youth survivors of last Wednesday's massacre of 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida, has announced a "March for Our Lives" event in Washington, DC, for March 24, to demand political action on gun control. The young survivors are adamant in their determination to make last Wednesday's mass shooting of their peers a turning point in the national gun debate.
Since a mass shooting at Columbine, Colorado, in 1999, more than 100 students and teachers have died in shootings at US schools. That demanded legislation to tighten the nation's gun laws have failed to materialize even in the wake of the slaughter of 22-first-graders at Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012, is clearly indicative of the influence of the gun lobby upon lawmakers to protect the status-quo of gun ownership.
However, if the survivors of the Parkland massacre could have their way, then action would soon come to combat gun violence. At a rally the survivors held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, yesterday, they shouted "shame on you" to US lawmakers and the president for failing to act on new gun control laws.
Hence, they have planned "March for Our Lives" - a march on the nation's capital, Washington, DC, for March 24, 2018, to demand that children and their families "become a priority" to lawmakers, the BBC-News reported.
As one survivor observed: "We are losing our lives while the adults are playing around." Therefore, the youth of America must seize all opportunity to bring about change in lieu of impotence to act by those in positions to get things done.