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Students fight against armament of civil society

Students fight against armament of civil society
Students fight against armament of civil society

In the aftermath of the tragic shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2018, where 17 people were killed and 17 injured, thousands of students and young people across the United States united to demand change in gun laws. This led to the formation of March for Our Lives (MFOL).

Mass Protests:

On March 24, 2018, over a million people took part in the March for Our Lives, making it one of the largest anti-gun protests in US history.

MFOL activists have been advocating for stricter gun control measures, including a ban on assault weapons and comprehensive background checks for gun purchases.

The movement encourages young people to register to vote and support politicians who advocate for sensible gun control.

MFOL's Achievements:

  • Raising awareness about the issue of mass shootings in the US and stimulating public discussion on the need for gun control.

  • Inspiring millions of people worldwide to get involved in the fight for gun control.

Achieving concrete legislative changes in several US states:

2018: 7 states strengthened gun laws.

2019: Virginia expanded background checks for gun purchases.

2021: Colorado banned assault weapons.



MFOL represents the voice of a new generation that refuses to accept mass shootings as a norm. The movement's strength lies in its unity, perseverance, and support from the global society. March for Our Lives stands as a powerful example of how people from different corners of the world can unite to make the world a better place, aligning with UN Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, and showcasing the power of a united global society.



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