The bipartisan Senate deal on gun safety was announced a day after hundreds of thousands of people across the country took to the streets to end gun violence. Thousands rallied in Parkland, Florida, where a gunman shot dead 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018. Speakers in Parkland included 16-year-old Zoe Weissman, the president of March for Our Lives Parkland.
Zoe Weissman: “Four years later, we still have to march. We still have to fight for the basic right to safety, the right to go to school or synagogue or grocery shopping or work or a concert or home without being shot. Today survivors and activists stand before you as we demand change. I am so proud of our community. Today we will march with over 400 communities worldwide. Thank you for joining us in a fight for a world without gun violence. Thank you.”
On Sunday, over 1,000 people gathered in Orlando, Florida, to mark six years since 49 people were shot dead at Pulse, a popular LGBTQ nightclub.