The Parkland, Florida teens who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre have descended upon Washington, D.C. in preparation for Saturday’s March For Our Lives, and some veterans are getting the kids’ backs.
The survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting are in Washington, D.C. for tomorrow’s massive March For Our Lives in support of stricter gun control legislation.
— Aly Sheehy? (@Aly_Sheehy) March 22, 2018
They just got some major support from veterans in a powerful new gun-control advertisement:
I have absolutely no words… Thank you not only for your service but for standing with us as we #MarchForOurLives tomorrow all over the world #VeteransForGunReform #GunControlNow #NeverAgain https://t.co/RIqLXq55MC pic.twitter.com/TYDiV7czCa
— Emma González (@Emma4Change) March 23, 2018
The ad features veterans of every age and race giving their military credentials and holding up photos of mass shootings in the United States. The military men and women in the ad implore congress to ban AR-15s and other assault-style rifles, because, as they say, the weapons have just one purpose: to kill human beings. In the ad, the veterans say they also support the second amendment, but that it was written over 200 years ago, well before these instruments of mass slaughter existed.
The March For Our Lives takes place in Washington, D.C. tomorrow, as well as cities across the country.