Why the answer to America's gun problem lies due north

But they can help fashion incremental change. A school shooting of this magnitude has not struck the hearts of Americans to this degree since the massacre of Columbine High School in 1999 and Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012.

Every single list of shooting fatalities includes child victims.

As Rubio himself conceded, prayers failed to avert the killing of these 17 people, 14 of whom were teenagers.

Friends, co-workers, neighbors, and even the family that took the shooter in knew he had been troubled all of his life, just like those before him who have committed similar mass shootings.

Their voices are louder than any grown-up's right now.

The Supreme Court says the constitution protects individual gun ownership, but the constitution gives no protection, nor should it, to a gun manufacturer or seller who profits from the sale of weapons, ammunition, and related accessories that are intentionally advertised for their capacity to maximize mayhem. It is worth remembering, of course, that America's deadliest ever school massacre, which left 44 dead, was accomplished with dynamite in 1927.

Intruder drills in schools, social media arguments and little legal action are hardly doing anything to save lives and prevent future instances from occurring.

Just yesterday, a group of teens staged a lie-in in Washington D.C.

Anyone with common sense knows that if we don't have systems in place to keep weapons capable of so much carnage in three minutes out of the hands of someone so openly troubled as the teenage shooter in Florida last week, then we are doomed to relive that day in other tragedies, over and over. And once the public took notice, many more joined their peaceful protest, too.

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Now that that's settled, here's a video of 18-year-old survivor Emma González, giving a speech that was instantly historic.

But in Canada, if you want to get a gun you're going to have to jump through a few hoops. "Work together, overcome your politics, and get something done".

On the TV, websites and talk radio favored by tens of millions of Americans, the student activists are either invisible or they face fierce criticism.

Gun advocates like the National Rifle Association have been working hard in recent years to change state laws so that you should have to prove nearly nothing to the government in order to get a gun or a concealed carry license.

Now, the enraged high school students in Florida and elsewhere - tomorrow's voters - who promise to organize and punish any politician taking NRA money have a winning strategy. If your money was as threatened as us, would your first thought be, how is this going to reflect on my campaign?

Why is it we cannot talk about the fact that there are places such as NY where if you even yell or discipline your child, the child can file charges against the parent? Today's citizens distrust their fellows and wish either to disarm them or to arm themselves to deal with the purported threat. And as heartbreaking as it's been to witness, it's also been truly remarkable.

There are several reasons for this, but a lot of them are very specific to Trump in an "only Nixon could go to China" kind of way. And that's pathetic. We've seen a government shutdown, we've seen tax reform, but nothing to save our children's lives. "This isn't about the GOP". You don't need an assault rifle to hunt and you don't need an assault rifle to defend yourself.

I think it's a safe bet to assume that numerous same kids who participated in yesterday's lie-in and this week's walk-outs will be marching on the 24th as well.

Here's a look at some of what's happening in statehouses across the country.

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