As much as the media would like you to believe, not all high school aged students believe in gun-control. Students in Colorado made sure to show that by staging a walkout of their own on Wednesday, to show their support of our Second Amendment.
Just an hour north of Pike’s Peak, high-schoolers at Woodland Park High School held a 30 minute rally and a moment of silence for the victims of past school shootings.
One student Haley Armstead said, “I don’t believe that guns are the problem. I think it’s more of the people and that people are trying to blame an inanimate object for something that’s not them.”
Christian Garcie expressed to FOX 21 he believe armed faculty and police would help increase school security and “prevent” further school shootings. The whole event was organized by students, none affiliated with the school, and held at that location because the school district allowed the walk out and provided extra security through the police department.
“The rally comes days after students in Central Florida organized a similar protest in support of the Second Amendment after they felt silenced when the movement to honor the Parkland shooting victims turned political,” Fox News reports.
Protest organizer Anna Delaney said to WFTV, “I’m pro-Second Amendment. I wouldn’t mind deeper background checks, of course, but the Second Amendment will not be infringed upon.”
During the rally student held American flags and signs that stated “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” and “I support the right to bear arms.”
“It’s all over the news right now that all students hate guns,” Zachary Schneider said. “I wanted to show that not all students feel that way.”
Fox News reports: Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on February 14, killing 17 and injuring another 17 people. Last month he was indicted on more than a dozen counts of murder.
In the weeks following the shooting, students across the country held a National Walkout Day, pushing for stricter gun laws.
Nearly two weeks ago, thousands of people across the country held the “March for Our Lives” rally sponsored by the survivors of the Parkland school shooting.