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Pa. gun violence prevention advocates optimistic about new White House initiative

BY: - September 27, 2023

“Every time I’ve met with families impacted by gun violence as they mourn their loved ones — and I’ve met with so many throughout the country — they all have the same message for their elected officials: ‘Do something,’” Biden told the audience at the White House. “We all want our kids to have the freedom to learn how to read and write instead of duck and cover, for God’s sake.” 

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick meets with Parkland families, Trump on school safety measures

BY: - February 11, 2020

It’s been a little more than two years since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., that claimed the lives of 17 people. With years now rolling by, legislators and families are still pressing to find a consensus and solution to safer schools. 

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Parkland, One Year Later: You’re either part of the problem or part of the solution to gun violence | Opinion

BY: - February 14, 2019

We shouldn't be celebrating just because the U.S. House holds a hearing on gun violence. We're setting our expectations too low. And we owe our children more than that.

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Parkland, One Year Later: This is what these South Florida high school shooting survivors want you to know

BY: - February 14, 2019

To relive what I experienced every single day and be saddled with the guilt of survival, leads to an excruciating existence. But I know I’m not alone. All of us at MSD are inexorably linked to a frighteningly growing list of mass shooting survivors.