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Putnam County students are saying “enough” and have organized a rally calling on stricter gun control laws in America.
A student coalition in Carmel has organized a movement geared “towards a safer America through gun reform control,” and will host a rally at the old Putnam County Courthouse over the weekend, 19 years and one day following the shooting at Columbine.
The latest rally will be held beginning at 10 a.m. at the old Putnam County Courthouse at 44 Gleneida Ave. in Carmel on Saturday, April 21. There will be student speakers, organizers from the community and “those willing to stand for those who are now dead.”
“Since Feb. 14, a light has been shed that adults have failed us, and as ‘children,’ we have made it our duty to find a solution,” the students said. “We shouldn't be attending school, church or concerts in fear of getting shot.”
Following the successful nationwide schools walkout on March 14 - including hundreds of Carmel High School students - which saw more than a million students across the country protesting gun control in America, students arranged a second rally, which will take place over the weekend.
“We rally because change does not come with silence,” the student organizers wrote in an email. “Change knocks down doors with the power of dissent. We invite you to come watch America change. We call for policy change, and if policies don't change, we will vote them out."
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