Parkland Survivors United Against Gun Violence

A survivor of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida says the NRA remains the biggest obstacle to enacting tougher gun control laws in the United States because Republicans are afraid of them.

Rebecca Schneid, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, told WOR’s “Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning” that hundreds of students from the school will be among those participating in the “March for our Lives” rally in Washington, D.C.

“I think tomorrow, the show of unity from the march is going to hopefully push some lawmakers to understand that their constituents are behind this,” Schneid said.

She said lawmakers have made promises in the past, but then the NRA gets involved and those promises are never fulfilled.

“That’s why we are attempting to keep fighting and keep going there and keep showing them that we are behind this movement and that they need to get behind it too,” Schneid said.

She has already met with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and also hopes to speak with Republican lawmakers in Congress as well.  Schneid said so far, they haven’t been receptive to those efforts because they’re afraid.

Photo Credit:  Rebecca Schneid

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