'We Are Change': US Students Plan Gun Control Protests


"Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action" will air live at 9 p.m., ET, on Wednesday, February 21 at the BB&T Center. "Our childhood is gone because that man.despite being tipped off to the Federal Bureau of Investigation multiple times, was able to legally purchase an AR-15.because of these gun laws, people that I know died.Because of the systematic failure of our government, at every level, people are dying every day".

The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency said Friday.

"The politicians sit on their hands as our children and their teachers are murdered in their schools", Diane Ravitch, the group's president, and Carol Burris, its executive director, said in a post online.

"They can change the world, and we can only go with them", Darren Levine, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High teacher, said of the school's students at an anti-violence rally Monday.

"The information was not provided to the Miami Field Office, and no further investigation was conducted at that time", the statement said.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the shooting that killed 17 people Wednesday was a "tragic consequence" of the FBI's missteps and ordered a review of the Justice Department's processes.

"We have spoken with victims and families, and deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific tragedy", Wray said in the statement. He added, "No other information was included with that comment which would indicate a time location or the true identity of the person who made the comment". And she specifically called out the president and the NRA.

The attack, one of the worst mass shootings in United States history, was carried out by a former student of the school, Nikolas Cruz, 19.

But he extended few public words of consolation to those in deep mourning, nor did Trump address the debate over gun violence that has raged since a 19-year-old gunman killed 17 and injured 14 others. "What I want to see happen next is that this be a continued, sustained movement that includes massive voter registration, awareness and results and legislation to deliver common sense gun laws". "Action!" Alhadeff urged in an interview with CNN, addressing Trump as the father of an 11-year-old son of his own.

She went on to criticize him and other lawmakers.

She also criticised adults who knew the killer was mentally ill for not doing more to prevent him from owning a gun, with the USA leader having tweeted the day after the massacre that Cruz had not been flagged to the authorities.

"All these people should be at home grieving", she said.

The US president tweeted: "I will be leaving for Florida today to meet with some of the bravest people on Earth - but people whose lives have been totally shattered".

Currently, the president is staying at Mar-a-Lago, which is only a short drive away from where the rally was held Saturday.

Kimberly and James Snead told the newspaper they knew Cruz had guns, and that they made him lock them in a safe.

"To every politician taking donations from the NRA, shame on you", she cried, before prompting the crowd to chant in turn: "Shame on you! This is not acceptable", Mr Trump wrote on Twitter.

Details continue to emerge about the troubled teen gunman, including that he had mental health issues and had been reported to law enforcement before he used a legally purchased semiautomatic rifle in the massacre.

As with previous mass shootings, the focus of gun control advocates was easy availability of the AR-15, a civilian version of the U.S. military's M16.