Florida school shooting: Students demand tighter gun controls

Florida school shooting: Students demand tighter gun controls

Florida school shooting: Students demand tighter gun controls

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

18 Feb, 2018 | 9:02 am

Tragedy struck at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida on February 14th as a 19-year-old youth opened fire.Young survivors of this attack took part in an emotionally-charged rally demanding tighter gun controls.

Protesters chanted “shame on you”, referring to US lawmakers and President Donald Trump.

Suspect Nikolas Cruz has admitted to carrying out the attack in which 17 were reported dead.

It was reported to be the deadliest US school shooting since 2012 and has re-ignited long-running debates about tougher firearm restrictions.

In his first public comments on the gun control issue since the attack, Presdient Trump blamed the Democrats for not passing legislation when they controlled Congress during the early years of Barack Obama’s administration.


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