Ever since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida last month, a group of students (with the help of their PR firm) have been making the rounds on television demanding that we do something. The students, especially Hogg, have mostly brushed off numerous law enforcement failures before and during the shooting. So when they say they want to do something, they mean new laws and policies.
One thing the students have asked lawmakers to consider is banning all “assault rifles” like the AR-15. That’s what a reasonable approach to this incident looks like, apparently, i.e. make it illegal for millions of gun owners and collectors to buy guns that look like the one used by a deranged teenager to murder people. That sort of ban almost certainly isn’t going to happen anytime soon and would be challenged in court if it ever happened. But the point is that these students want big changes.
To a point.
While the pro-gun control students have been making the rounds on TV, local authorities back in Parkland, FL have been making some changes of their own. Starting next month, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school will be required to wear nametags at all times and to use see-through backpacks. The NY Times reports:
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