There is something exciting about gathering with thousands of people for a common cause; a large group brought together for some purpose other than a concert or sporting event. You can feel the collective desire for change. And there is nothing quite like filling the streets with a river of humanity in motion, demanding progress and justice.
Last Saturday I had the privilege of experiencing this by joining The March For Our Lives, and stood with thousands of others who are in an uproar after watching mass shooting after mass shooting claim the lives of innocent adults and children.
School violence is off the charts these days, and it seems like there is an assault rifle at the heart of most of these shootings, enabling them to become larger-scale massacres. The call for sensible gun control laws, such as stricter background checks and the banning of semi-automatic weapons, is getting louder and louder. The NRA is on the defensive, trying desperately to protect the profits of weapons manufacturers against the tide of growing outrage. It will be interesting to see what happens at the polls this year.
I brought along my camera to get a few good shots of the action and I’ll post them here so they can tell the rest of the story.
Posted By: Joshua Kielas, 03.26.2018