Parkland shooting survivors, at NJ rally, talk of 'fighting for change' of gun laws

Parkland shooting survivors, at NJ rally, talk of 'fighting for change' of gun laws


By:  Lindy Washburn
The Record

 

Four students who survived the shootings this month in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, addressed a standing-room-only rally in Livingston on Sunday, urging people to use their votes and voices to change the world so that schools are safe from gun violence.

Citing the numerous pieces of legislation he has supported to limit gun violence, Menendez said, "I’ve always aspired to get a good grade, but I am very proud of my longtime F from the NRA." The National Rifle Association gives lawmakers ratings based on their support for the organization's position.

Menendez said the voices of the Parkland students have changed the tone of the national debate.

"The people of Parkland have pricked the conscience of the country," Menendez said. "It’s time we call on everyone in Washington, Democrat and Republican alike, to be braver, to be stronger, just like the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. ...  This time it will be different. We will not take 'no' for an answer."

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