(PatriotWise.com)- Students all over the country staged walkouts on Thursday to protest lawmakers’ inaction on the issue of gun violence. This is occurring in the wake of a horrific shooting that took place at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Wednesday, in which 21 people were killed, including 19 students and two teachers.
Students at schools around the United States, including El Camino Real Charter High School in California and Meridian High School in Virginia, participated in walkouts to call for stricter gun control laws.
In Rhode Island, according to a tweet sent by state Senator Tiara Mack, kids from several different schools in the Providence area laid down for three minutes in front of the Rhode Island State House (D).
According to a report by the Detroit Free Press, on Thursday, more than one hundred students at Oxford High School in the state of Michigan walked out of class. On November 30, the school was the scene of its own horrific shooting, in which four pupils were slain.
According to WCCO, a local CBS affiliate, students at Buffalo High School in Buffalo, Minnesota, participated in another walkout. Another incident involving gunfire took place in Buffalo a year ago at the Allina Health Buffalo Crossroads Clinic. As a result of that occurrence, one medical assistant was killed, and numerous others were hurt.
That shooting should not be confused with another mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, earlier this month, in which ten people were shot and murdered at a grocery store.
The magnitude and breadth of the walkouts, many of which were organized in collaboration with Students Demand Action, indicate the extent to which gun violence has infiltrated communities all around the United States.
According to Everytown for Gun Safety statistics, there have been 274 incidents of mass shootings in the United States since 2009, resulting in the deaths of 1,536 individuals.
According to the statistics collected by the organization, throughout the past 12 years, children made up one out of every four victims in mass shootings.
Even though mass shootings have brought misery and destruction to the great majority of states in the United States, lawmakers in Washington have been unable to make any progress in passing gun control via Congress.