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They Did Good

The March for Our Lives was a success for a lot of reasons. Every major media organization covered it all day. The organizers expanded their message beyond the Parkland shooting, and just school shootings to include all children being shot in this country. The stage was opened up to others representing different groups of victims of violence including the kids in urban areas who are being killed and wounded in the streets.

Among the speakers was Naomi Wadler, an 11-year-old elementary school student from Alexandria, Virginia. Listen to her and and understand why the NRA should be very afraid.

This movement is giving others the motivation to speak out about what the NRA has done to prevent the current laws from being enforced.

6 comments

1 Shirt { 03.25.18 at 10:40 am }

I saw Naomi speak. What a wonderful, bright, articulate young lady. I (probably) know more words that Naomi but I could never string ’em together and sound as terrific as she. (not to mention my shrek like appearance was no match foe her innate cuteness!). Also Samantha Fuentes who’s butterflies caused her to hurl at the start of her speech got back up and fired off “I just threw up on international television, and it feels great!” although I’m sure that crowd of 1/2 million had something to do with it as well. Yeah, the NRA has good reason to be scared.

Best sign of the day was carried by a young lady in San Francisco: “my uterus is more regulated than guns”. Amen sister, amen.

2 Bryan { 03.25.18 at 12:39 pm }

Sam Fuentes was shot in both legs and the face and still has shrapnel behind her left eye. There are pictures of her speaking out about the people claiming it wasn’t real with her face bruised and swollen. So in addition to everything else she is probably also dealing with antibiotics and pain meds that do nothing friendly to your stomach.

There were several signs with variations of “The only thing easier to buy in the US than a gun is a politician…”

3 Kryten42 { 03.30.18 at 10:07 pm }

They certainly did very good! And young Naomi was just awesome, As were others. I see a lot of bright young stars rising.

4 Bryan { 03.31.18 at 8:25 pm }

I feel a lot better about Florida’s public schools after seeing these kids.

5 Badtux { 04.01.18 at 5:50 pm }

Florida has some good public schools, but they are concentrated in the most affluent areas. But that’s the case pretty much everywhere in the nation, alas.

6 Bryan { 04.01.18 at 7:51 pm }

Locally we have good schools because the Feds pay for the military brats [like I was] and require a curriculum consistent with DoD standards to make easy to transfer to new schools at other bases.