Watch out, NRA. The surviving students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are going to bring you down. And they may bring you down, too, potus45.
The victims--photos: https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/15/us/florida-shooting-victims-school/index.html
The political energy of the survivors: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/us/columbine-mass-shootings.html
These survivors are angry. As I tweeted earlier this morning:
The NRA better not fight common sense gun legislation... Marjory Stoneman Douglas is now a hornets' nest. These smart students have been attacked and will fight back for their fallen friends. Run and hide, supporters of AR-15s and AK-47s.
Thank you to for this report on the front page of today's New York Times.
They quote Delaney Tarr, one of the surviving students at Stoneman Douglas High:
“I’ve been told these protocols for years,” she said. “My sister is in middle school — she’s 12 — and in elementary school, she had to do code red drills.”
This is life for the children of the mass shooting generation. They were born into a world reshaped by the 1999 attack at Columbine High School in Colorado, and grew up practicing active shooter drills and huddling through lockdowns.These kids are going to shake up the gun-toting establishment, both the NRA and the Republican Party. Their activism will cause more cracks in the shakey platform still holding up the dt presidency.
The new organization, No NRA Money, will knock some of these NRA supporters out of office.
See this column by Margaret Sullivan on the energetic student response in the Washington Post:
See also the commentary by Ron Brownstein on CNN, "How Gun Control Advocates Could Break the NRA's Blockade" from last October: http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/10/politics/brady-bill-semi-automatic-ban-gun-control/index.html
Brownstein two days ago - https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/parkland-immigration-congress/553499/
Take the pledge! No NRA money -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOAaiW2YkNM