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Filmed by Ben Marino and Greg Bobilliot. Produced by Ben Marino
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The reason why I'm marching is because I think that every able-bodied person, every child, every adult, every senior citizen, they can make a change. But for this march, it's going to be us. It's going to be the teenagers marching on the Capitol and telling our lawmakers that this is enough and that change is possible and change is necessary.
There. There we go.
Gun violence is an epidemic in America, so this isn't something that we're making up. This is something that's been happening for so long. This is something that has taken so many lives. Our youth in our schools are being killed with assault rifles.
How does that make anyone feel? You know how it makes us feel. It makes us feel sickened, disgusted, deeply depressed, the way that it could have been any of us, the way that so many people had to die like this in order for us to come together and to say we've had enough.
Becoming a movement because we have - people are directly saying something. Beforehand, it always was like, oh, how did this happen? Like, how did this happen? Oh, my prayers are out to the victims. And it never was never like it was a direct that this is the problem, that it was caused by guns. But finally the victims of the Parkland shooting are saying, no, this is not what we're supposed to - this is not how we're supposed to live. We're supposed to stand up against this.
I'm hoping that policymakers, especially ones that who are against gun control and who are prioritising the Second Amendment over our lives can pay attention to what people care about. And I feel like I will feel a lot of passion and fiery action for change to occur and that everyone there is fighting for the same thing. And we're all there, and we have a sense of community that there are people who do believe that this is wrong and we should not be living every day in fear. And I think I'll feel a sense of, hopefully, justice as we're walking the streets of DC together.