If you're looking to take meaningful action following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida...
19-year-old Parkland, Florida, school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, according to sheriff's office https://t.co/8XEE7sNFoP pic.twitter.com/SC5whP8FbO— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 15, 2018
...take a look at the list of to-do's provided by Sandy Hook Promise.
It's been 19 years since Columbine. 5 years since Newtown. The inaction in the wake of these tragedies has gotten us to 18 school shootings in the last 6 weeks. Kids are dying -- we can't tolerate politics as usual anymore.— Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) February 14, 2018
In addition to advocating for youth training to Know the Signs and identify at-risk behaviors, SHP asks for public support of ERPOs.
An Extreme Risk Protection Order is state-level legislation that temporarily removes guns from a person deemed to be an imminent risk to themselves or others. ERPOs do not infringe on the Second Amendment, and gun rights can be reinstated once the person exhibiting at-risk behaviors is no longer a threat.
So let's sum up. The Parkland gunman:— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) February 15, 2018
-Was too young to buy beer
-Was expelled from school for violence
-Got mental health treatment
-Got reported to the FBI for boasting he'd shoot up a school on YouTube
And as of 02/13/18, owned an assault rifle totally legally.
This @sandyhook “know the signs” video is a prescient warning.— Paul Boudreau (@boudreau_paul) February 15, 2018
“He was a loner, all he talked about was guns & knives, his social media was disturbing...”.
And it happens again and again. https://t.co/Cyyrpq1Xyq
We hold #Parkland close and grieve with them tonight, and we promise to wake up tomorrow determined to honor the lost and work until the violence ends. Our children deserve nothing less. https://t.co/yiOquFuoFM #ProtectOurKids— Sandy Hook Promise (@sandyhook) February 15, 2018
What are your thoughts about all of this?
This high school teenage girl witnessed her friend being shot & killed right next to her in the #ParklandSchoolShooting. The trauma that causes will be with her forever & her life will never be the same. That’s not an acceptable price for freedom— Khary Penebaker (@kharyp) February 15, 2018
Lots of people lamenting "nothing will change" today.— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) February 15, 2018
That's what people said before the Montgomery boycott.
That's what people said before Stonewall.
Change happens, if at the moment when it seems most unlikely, you decide to do more.#Parkland
Parkland school shooting: AR-15— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) February 14, 2018
Texas church shooting: AR-15
Las Vegas shooting: AR-15
Orlando nightclub shooting: AR-15
Sandy Hook shooting: AR-15
NO CIVILIAN SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO ASSAULT WEAPONS. THEY ARE KILING OUR CHILDREN. pic.twitter.com/0yO18z77t3
The families in Parkland are suffering for no good reason. We send love, sympathy and prayers tonight and DEMAND that our "leaders" do SOMETHING to stop this tomorrow. How many have to suffer before we stop looking the other way?— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) February 15, 2018
Mass shooting in #Florida school:— RT (@RT_com) February 15, 2018
- 17 dead
- shooter identified as 19yo former student Nikolas Cruz
- he had been banned from campus for making threats in the past
- more details: https://t.co/YTOp0lmwjr #Parkland pic.twitter.com/vDY5RyLuJO