Gun Reform March Storms Through Chicago Streets

By Evi Arthur

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One big advocater in the US for more restrictions on guns in Moms Demand Action,
which is an organization that was formed in 2012 after the Sandy Hook shooting. Moms Demand Action has a chapter in all 50 states and is always advocating for “common sense gun laws.” Photo by Evi Arthur

The march was organized by a group of high school students in the suburbs of Chicago and began at Federal Plaza.

After a rally in the plaza, the marchers went up Dearborn Ave. and made a quick stop at Daley Plaza for a moment of silence for the Parkland victims before continuing onto Trump Tower.

The March for Gun Reform was the result of the U.S.’s 18th mass shooting in 2018. On Feb. 14, 2018, seventeen people died in the Parkland shooting in Florida. Since then, many have been advocating for more gun control and advocating for a ban on the assault rifles that are most commonly used in these mass shootings.

This march that took place early this month is only the first of a few to follow. The March For Our Lives March, a nationwide march for gun control and the end of gun violence, will take place on March 24. After that, April 20 is the day many high school and college students will walk out of their classes in order to demand more restrictive laws for guns.

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Many children participated in the march, from early elementary school ages all the way up to high school and college students. Some of the biggest advocates for gun reform are those in the public school systems. Photos by Evi Arthur

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