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One-hundred students woke up yesterday morning, not to go to class, but to march to Florida’s capital and demand lawmakers pass legislation to tighten gun control. Not more than 10 hours later, many of the same students returned to the BB&T Center in Sunrise armed with searing questions for their legislatures. Primary among them: What are they going to do about gun control?

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Students gather to spark a change

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    Sophomores Flora Ranis, Maia Fernandez-Baigun and Samantha Rathe, among others, protest at Monday's rally.
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In fewer than 48 hours, American Heritage seniors Sydnie Rathe, Nicholas Fonseca and Faith Ward organized a school-wide protest for gun control in response to last week’s deadly massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD). The seniors cited the Not One More rally for firearm safety legislation at the Federal Courthouse Feb. 17 as inspiration for their protest.

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We are dying: why we need gun reform and how you can help

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Three days ago, I woke up at 6:37 a.m. to get to school on time; I had to be out of the house by 6:45. In a frenzied scramble, I threw my school bag together and dismissed my mother’s usual “drive safe, I love you” with only a quick wave, assuming that she knew I loved her too, assuming I could always tell her I love her later when I get home.

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