March For Our Lives, What’s Next?

Thousands flooded the streets of Washington, D.C. in one of the largest youth-led protests in U.S. history.

March for Our Lives organizers estimated 850,000 people assembled on Saturday, however, a Virginia imaging company calculated only 200,000 protesters.

So, what happens now that these gun reform activists are back in classrooms?

Parkland survivors say they will push lawmakers to ban assault weapons, along with high-capacity magazines and demand universal background checks.

Shooting survivor, Emma Gonzalez hopes their momentum and message carries through to the November mid-term elections.

The National Rifle Association said, “billionaires and Hollywood elites are manipulating and exploiting children.”

And former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum advised that instead of marching these kid-protesters should be “taking CPR classes.”

Another MSD survivor, David Hogg, said “we are going to make sure the best people get in our elections to run not as politicians, but as Americans.”