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Report from March for Our Lives, DTLA 2018

On Saturday, March 24, more than 55,000 demonstrators peacefully gathered throughout Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles to call for gun control legislation. This rally was a response to the recent shootings at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where, on February 14 of this year, 17 people were killed and just as many were injured.   The massacre in Parkland was carried out by a perpetrator using an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle with multiple magazines. In response to this tragedy, on March 9th, the Republican governor of Florida, Rick Scott, signed a bill raising the minimum legal age to posses a rifle in Florida to 21 and increased the scrutiny of background checks for gun sales. This bill also...

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