Pro-gun students plan Saturday events, marches

Pro-gun students plan Saturday events, marches

Alex Brandon/Associated Press File photo: The group spearheading the rallies – March for Our Rights – has planned marches in Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington on Saturday, with sister events in seven other cities. The rallies are expected to be modest, but organizers hope to lay a foundation for growth in coming years. By Katie Zezima and Justin Wm. Moyer | Washington Post As a pro-gun, conservative student, Anthony Bartosiewicz believes his opinion has been drowned out. The 16-year-old from Wheaton, Illinois, said classmates who learn that he is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment have called him a “school shooter” or have pushed him into arguments about guns. The highly publicized wave of student-led gun-control activism after the mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school in February has left some conservative students feeling as though their views are not being taken into consideration in the debate about how to stop school shootings. As the March for Our Lives movement has been trying to push gun-control legislation across the country, a group of students who want to protect Second Amendment rights is sponsoring rallies nationwide on Saturday. Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our Morning Report weekday newsletter . “The problem that I saw was I didn’t necessarily have a voice,” Bartosiewicz said. “It’s gotten to the point where another reason that I feel like we’ve been drowned out of the conversation is because people who […]

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