Numerous kids protesting aren't even old enough to vote yet, but they wanted to use their voices to not only show their parents that they are ready for change, but to send the message that even if they can't vote this year, they will be able to vote in the future, and on their minds is gun violence in their schools and gun reform.
One by one, dozens of teens were lying down in front of the White House, serving as a grim reminder of those killed in Parkland, Florida and other school shootings.
He told the Associated Press that until now nothing had an impact on lawmakers.
At Dublin Scioto High School near Columbus, Ohio, about 200 students sat outside in silence for 17 minutes and wrote notes of support that will be mailed to survivors of the Florida shooting. "Innocent people are dying because of the easy access to firearms in this country". The "lie-in" featured 17 Washington D.C. students lying on the ground, representing the students that were killed in last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We are not safe at school. Two activists covered themselves with an American flag, while another had a sign saying, "Am I next?"
Local parents, students and teachers will participate, as will Vice President Mike Pence and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Record warmth and on and off showers
If freezing rain continues for a few hours, we could start to see some icing on bridges, overpasses and power lines. The first freezing rain to hit the pavement will melt because Tuesday's high temperatures were in the 70's.
The Fox News contributor says in an email Wednesday that he spoke with Trump during a dinner at Trump's Florida estate over the weekend. The White House said he now favoured a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases.
The White House has said the idea of raising the age limit to buy an AR-15 was on the table for discussion. Afterward, they gathered in a circle to discuss how they could push for stronger gun control.
Trump on Tuesday issued a memo recommending a ban on bump stocks, a device that converts semi-automatic weapons to operate fully automatic.
The president of the United States has been criticized for his lukewarm response to the shooting and for his vigorous past endorsement of the National Rifle Association (NRA).