To paraphrase the misquoted line from the obscure play The Mourning Bride by William Congreve, “Hell hath no fury like a teenager scorned.” Today, March 24, 2018, hundreds of thousands of teenagers, along with parents, teachers, and supporters, gathered in Washington D.C. and major cities around the world for the “March for Our Lives,” organized by the shooting survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. One by one, with heavy hearts — and broken hearts — the teenagers filled the streets armed with signs and banners to advocate for reasonable and stricter gun control laws and to ways to make schools safer. They refer to themselves as “the mass shooting generation.” According to the medical journal, Pediatrics, guns are the third leading cause of child deaths in America. And according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since 1968, more than 1.5 million Americans have died due to gun violence. David Hogg, one of the organizers, exclaimed: “We will not stop until every man, every woman, every child and every American can live without fear of gun violence.” Breaking through the sorrow and sense of loss, was a deep-seated rage against the political machine, corrupted by campaign finance laws and the insidious, powerful gun lobby. Rather than picking up guns, the students picked up markers and wrote out searing political statements on poster signs to tackle a problem that the complacent, apathetic Baby Boom generation created and condoned for decades in the shadow of a government that long ago abandoned its intended purpose — to represent the people and to serve the common good. Here are some of the best signs from the March for Our Lives events:
Love over lead
Book bags — not body bags
Stop the silence ending violence
Math before bloodbath
Books not bullets
Why are uteruses more regulated than guns?
School is made for ambition not ammunition
I should be writing my English paper, not my will!
We thought you were pro life
The scariest thing in a school should be my grades
The number of bullet holes in this poster are the number that can be shot in the time it takes to read it
I can’t even bring peanut butter to school
The only thing easier to buy in the USA than a gun is a Republican
The only gun that belongs in school is a glue gun
Students should be attending class not funerals
In my day “I survived high school” was not meant literally
If you need an assault weapon for hunting — you suck!
Generation Z: end of gun violence in the USA
NRA-endorsed politicians — our thoughts and prayers for you in November!
You can’t choose when to be pro-life
If we are old enough to be shot, we are old enough to have a say about gun violence
Girls clothing is more regulated than guns
Thoughts and prayers don’t stop bullets
If you aren’t smart enough to buy beer, then you shouldn’t be able to buy a gun
This is not a moment — it’s a movement. #NeverAgain
Am I next?
I am 6 — I want to see 60
We are the change
Murdered in school — and still no gun laws. How come Congress?
Protect schools not guns
My outrage does not fit on a sign
My right to live is greater than a gun
Arm teachers with pencils not guns
Thoughts & prayers, blah, blah, blah — #neveragain
How many more?
When injustice becomes law resistance becomes duty
There are more laws for my pussy than for guns
The NRA is not a brancy of the US government
My grandchildren are worth more than your guns
My school district won’t give me the password to use wifi, yet you want me to carry a gun?
Are guns more precious than children
No more thoughts and prayers — we want policy and change
NRA — die bitch!
The only thing easier to buy than guns is the GOP
If only my uterus could shoot bullets, then it wouldn’t need regulation
We call BS!
Kids over campaign contributions
SINators for sale
Make America great again? Make America ours again!
One child is worth more than all the guns in America
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