Support High School Students Who Call BS on Guns
The past decade, I’ve worked with hundreds of high school students every year on the notorious college application essay.
Once these teenagers start thinking and talking about who they are and what they care about, almost all of them reveal themselves as highly moral kids with idealistic goals and passions.
Above all, they know what’s right.
So it didn’t surprise me that the friends and classmates of the 14 high school students and three teachers slaughtered in Parkland, Florida last week have jumped into action.
Their simple and urgent message: Do something!
And it didn’t take long for them to understand what needed to help prevent more of these senseless tragedies: Control guns.
Especially the ones that can take out large groups of people in a matter of seconds.
(The AR-15 style rifle was used in the Parkland massacre, as well as many others in just the last couple years: 27, mostly kindergarteners, dead in Newtown, Conn.; 58 concertgoers in nevada, NV; 26 churchgoers in Sutherland Springs,Texas; 49 club-goers in Orlando, Florida. That’s the short list.)
Based on their recent appearances on national television, these students also know the SINGLE, MOST EFFECTIVE first step to dramatically reduce the carnage: Ban assault-style weapons.
Just listen to their eloquent, heartfelt speeches.
And learn about their plans to join forces with other high school students and make history.
These Parkland students almost instantly knew exactly what needs to happen: