Florida Shooting causes the strongest youthquake for gun

Florida shooting is not the first one to show the ravaged face of the society and this is not the first time that the suspect is relatable.

The United States of America witness this in every two to three months. Why is this that the youth is posed to victimized? Why is this that the police squad is just after the punishment and suspecting and not after the “before steps” to resist these psychopathic incidents?  How can the administration be so numb when it comes to protect the fellow young citizens of the country and so chaotic when it comes to the Russian investigation? Is the investigation more important than the lives of the people?

On Wednesday, as a shooter rampaged through his high school with an AR-15 rifle, David Hogg pulled out his phone and started to ask his classmates questions.

Hogg, 17, is a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where at least 17 people were killed this week in one of the deadliest school shootings in modern U.S. history. He’s also a journalist. And so, as he hid from the gunman inside a crowded classroom that afternoon, Hogg decided he wanted to help create a public record of the moment his school came under attack.

I figured, if I died, at least this would be passed on to other people, so these voices would echo on,” he told sources.

One said no amount of money was worth what they were going through in that moment. Another admitted she had, until that moment, been “fascinated by guns.”

“I wanted to be a junior NRA member. I wanted to learn how to hunt,” she said. “Now I can’t even fathom the idea of a gun in my house.”

A student named Matt uploaded a video to Snapchat recording the rifle’s terrifying sound. Another student, Aidan, posted two photos and wrote, “My school is being shot up and I am locked inside. I’m fucking scared right now.”

The horrifying photos and videos provided an unprecedented view of a place no person would ever want their child to be. But almost as soon as they were uploaded and dispersed, something else came out of the high school as well: anger, not only at the shooter, but at the system.

President Donald Trump also tweeted his “prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting,” a student who identified herself as Nikki responded, “why was a student able to terrorize my school mr president.”

“I don’t want your condolences you fucking price [sic] of shit, my friends and teachers were shot. Multiple of my fellow classmates are dead. Do something instead of sending prayers,” she wrote. “Prayers won’t fix this. But Gun control will prevent it from happening again.”

Politicians usually respond to these mass killings with expressions of regret and not much more.

But in the hours since the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High, the people talking the most sense about guns are the teens who just survived a school shooting, and they have taken hold of the conversation. Simultaneously enabled and empowered by technology  and no longer restricted by media gatekeepers  they sent out messages that swirled throughout the country. And by and large, those messages were not filled with thoughts and prayers. They were a clear call for gun control.

When conservative commentator Tomi Lahren asked for people to “let the families grieve for even 24 hours before they push their anti-gun and anti-gunowner agenda,” a student at Stoneman Douglas shot back.

A gun has traumatized my friends,” she tweeted. “My entire school, traumatized from this tragedy. This could have been prevented. Please stfu tomi.”

Carly Novell, a 17-year-old senior, weighed in as well. “I was hiding in a closet for 2 hours. It was about guns. You weren’t there, you don’t know how it felt,” she wrote. “Guns give these disgusting people the ability to kill other human beings. This IS about guns and this is about all the people who had their life abruptly ended because of guns.”

Hours after the worst moment of their lives, the teens spoke up with a collective outrage that bellowed out of Florida.

Image Source: REUTERS/Joe Skipper

by Israt Yasmin, The Blogging Connection

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