Students Rally Against School Shootings in Union County

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Students in Union County want to put an end to school shootings.

Middle and high school students in Lewisburg want lawmakers to enact safer gun laws.

They rallied on Sunday so that deadly shootings like the one in Parkland, Florida, Sandy Hook, or most recently, Santa Fe, Texas never happen again.

"We shouldn't have to continuously live under the threat of these shootings. We're here because we say 'this is not normal.' Our legislators need to act now to change it, to make it better, to make students safe and keep people safe around the country," said Lewisburg Area High School Junior Nick Jacobson.

A ceremony to recognize victims and communities affected by gun violence is set for June 2 at Soldiers Memorial Park in Lewisburg for National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

8 comments

  • lickerblisters

    Rally against bullying, not guns. Get rid of bullying and the desire to kill goes away. You can always get rid of bullying…….YOU WILL NEVER GET RID OF GUNS!

    • AMJoy Fan

      Our kids aren’t going to be safe until we greatly restrict the private ownership of firearms. Don’t you care about children? The Second Amendment is about the National Guard, NOT the private ownership of firearms!

      • Silverfish Imperetrix

        Nope. The 2nd Amendment covers both a standing army (militia) AND private gun ownership.
        A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

      • AMJoy Fan

        It has been thoroughly established that the Constitution is an outdated document written by people of privileged — rich, white, hetro, cis privileged men (kind of sounds like the Trump gang LOL)! It is about time we look to more substantial documents like the UN Declaration of Human Rights to guide us.

      • Silverfish Imperetrix

        You poor, deluded thing. You got caught dead-to-rights about what the 2nd Amendment really says so you spout some progtard, word salad, gobbledy-gook. So tell me, who “thoroughly established that the Constitution is an outdated document written by people of privileged — rich, white, hetro, cis privileged men”? You and your soy boy buddies while you were sitting around the bong after getting your talking points from Joy Reid, the PROVEN HOMOPHOBE AND HYPOCRITE? I laugh in your face.

      • Silverfish Imperetrix

        It was her old blog, not her Twitter. Next? Why? You’re grossly uniformed on every topic you post on.

  • jimbrony

    “Safer gun laws” I know, let’s make it illegal to kill people. Wait – wait, let’s make schools gun free zones. Hold on – what if major retailers stopped selling AR-style rifles and impose an age restriction on the ones they do sell. Or, we could address bullying in our schools. We could commit the insane for their protection and ours. We could start profiling people with ‘dark’ social media themes and not dismiss warning flags. Or, we could just keep having vigils and say guns are bad. 10 people were shot and killed in Chicago last week if anyone cares. Vigil for them perhaps?

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