Students Held Another School Walkout, This Time For Gun Rights

High school students in Columbia Falls, Mont., walked out of class to show their support of the Second Amendment on Wednesday. More students walked out of their high schools on Wednesday, but this time they were walking out to support the right to bear arms. "Stand for the Second" was organized by Will Riley, an 18-year-old high school senior from New Mexico. "It all starts [with] myself and a few of my friends in my living room, making calls," he told NPR. The walkout comes on the heels of several larger, nationwide demonstrations that saw hundreds of thousands of students and other protesters call for gun control. Riley said he decided to act after the March For Our Lives rally , on March 25, in which survivors of the school shooting in Parkland Fla., led students across the U.S. to call for tougher gun legislation. He said he felt his generation was being portrayed as a unified front. "But we are not unified on this — there are two sides to every story." In a fiery op-ed in The Washington Examiner , Riley wrote , "I am disgusted by how these students and their adult handlers are trying to define my generation." He said, "These Parkland high school students do not speak for my generation," adding that there is "a battle for the very heart and soul of our country." Wednesday’s walkout was scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. and last for 16 minutes — one minute fewer […]

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