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Jimmy Fallon pledges to march in student-led protest for gun control

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Jimmy Fallon will join March for Our Lives, a student-led protest for school safety and gun control, on March 24 in Washington, D.C.

The Tonight Show host addressed the shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Monday night, in the first episode of the show since the tragic event.

Fallon took a moment to acknowledge those lost, and also the students who survived the shooting. “What they had to live through, and what they have to live with, is something that I can’t even imagine,” he said.

Fallon described the recent actions of these students, including the organisation of the march “unbelievable,” saying, “They’re speaking out with more guts, passion, conviction and common sense than most adults … They’re creating change. This is a real revolution.” Read more…

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What would parents do to their kids if they ridiculed a senator? Give them ice cream, apparently

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Wednesday’s CNN town hall on gun violence was always going to be a heated affair.

But the forum also presented numerous opportunities for the students, teachers and parents of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, to confront decision makers about inaction on guns.

Namely Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who was asked by shooting survivor Cameron Kasky if he would reject contributions from the National Rifle Association, in a nod to the lobby group’s political influence.

Cameron Kasky, who survived the school shooting: “Sen. Rubio, can you tell me right now that you will not accept a single donation from the NRA?”
Rubio: “People buy into my agenda, and I do support the Second Amendment” #StudentsStandUp https://t.co/ucmVB74g1C

— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 22, 2018 Read more…

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