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The messages kids want you to see
02:15 - Source: CNN
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Just five weeks ago, a gunman killed 17 of their friends and teachers at school and changed the course of their lives. This weekend, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School led a historic march for gun control, what they called a March for Our Lives.

Here’s how the Parkland, Florida, students went from experiencing a mass tragedy to launching a mass movement.

They took immediate action

Within days of the February 14 shooting, the students made clear that thoughts and prayers were not enough for them – they wanted concrete legislative solutions to the epidemic of mass shootings and an end to the influence of the National Rifle Association.

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Florida student to politicians: We call 'BS'
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