Hundreds of Thousands March for tighter gun control

Protesters fill Pennsylvania Avenue as seen from the Newseum during the

Protesters fill Pennsylvania Avenue as seen from the Newseum during the"March for Our Lives rally in support of gun control in Washington Saturday

Although the temperature was only two degrees on the day, it still could not stop people from participating in the rally.

Saturday's marches will cover more than 800 locations around the country and outside the US, in cities including London, Paris, and Tokyo, according to the march website.

"Because this", he said, pointing behind him to the Capitol dome, "this is not cutting it".

She said she's exhausted of hearing gunshots outside her home. Thousands of people have said they are going on the march's Facebook event. When analyzing the data, he also said banning assault weapons is not the answer.

"I work extremely hard at my studies".

"I'm lucky enough that both of my children are alive I think it's unfair that there are lots of parents including Parkland parents whose children can't be here today", said Bayerkohler.

Gonzalez was joined by a number of prominent figures at the Washington march, including the nine-year-old granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr. "And that this should be a gun-free world, period".

23 students from Katherine Ann School traveled from Wimberley to rally.

Saturday's event started with marchers gathering at the Boys and Girls Club of Merced, on the corner of 15th and M streets, with signs against gun violence and the National Rifle Association, advocating for gun control measures.

The demonstrations came the day after President Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that included the bipartisan Fix NICS (National Instant Criminal Background System) Act, providing financial incentives for state reporting to the current criminal database.

The White House issued a statement saying: "We applaud the many young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights today".

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22% of U.S. gun sales occur without a background check. Each student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas wore one Saturday to point out how much money they say Sen.

Stoneman Douglas activist Emma González spent 6 minutes and 20 seconds on stage to bring attention to the time it took a gunman to kill 17 people at her school.

"We will continue to fight for our dead friends", Delaney Tarr, another Parkland survivor, declared from the stage.

"My friends and I might still be 11 and we might still be in elementary school, but we know", she said.

The Washington, D.C. area planned out Saturday's demonstration weeks in advance. The classmate also died.

Meanwhile, the White House praised the numerous demonstrations held across the United States in favour of greater gun control, mostly organised by students, which brought nearly a million people into the streets.

The US Justice Department also proposed a ruling which would effectively ban the sale of "bump stock" devices which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like a machine gun - a device which was used in the recent Los Angeles mass shooting.

The president's call to arm certain teachers fell flat at the protest, and among critics as young as Zoe Tate, 11, from Gaithersburg, Maryland.

The street protests and growing congressional attention mean gun control could loom large in the November midterm elections. She made a decision to step out again because she wants schools to be safe, she said. "I find it awesome that I have to explain that idea to adults".

Thousands of people poured into San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza Saturday afternoon for the March For Our Lives rally, one of many events across the US calling lawmakers to combat what organizers say is an epidemic of gun violence.

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