ICYMI: Ford joined UNLV student walkout

 

In case you missed it, Aaron Ford, candidate for NV attorney general, joined the UNLV student walkout last Friday. He called on AG Adam Laxalt to find a way forward on background checks and encouraged students to continue making their voices heard on gun violence prevention. Ford also spoke to students about the importance of supporting candidates who aren’t afraid to stand up to the DC gun lobby and fight for common sense measures that will help prevent gun violence. 

 

WATCH: Ford calls on AG Laxalt to implement the background checks initiative passed by voters

 

UNLV students walk out on anniversary of Columbine school shooting to shine light on gun violence

 

By Hector Mejia 

April 20, 2018

 

LAS VEGAS - In all, students calling for tougher gun laws staged more than 2,700 walkouts across the country Friday. Some took place in the Las Vegas valley, including at UNLV.

 

As many as 50 or so students marched across UNLV's campus demanding gun reform. 

 

Students said they were compelled to march Friday morning because mass shootings continue to happen at schools across the country. 

 

The march is a way of taking action to get the attention of lawmakers who they're asking to come up with a better approach to keep guns out of the hands of those who shouldn't have them in the first place. 

 

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"I do think that at a minimum we should be enforcing the will of the people," said Senator Aaron Ford, D- Nevada.  "The people we have in this state decided that we want universal background checks and these students have the right to feel safe on their campuses and until we get that done we'll continue hearing from them."

 

Sen. Ford, along with U.S. Congresswoman Dina Titus came out and actually marched with the students. Everything seems to just be the beginning of more discussion talks between students and other elected officials. 

 

 

UNLV students, state officials rally to mark 19th anniversary of Columbine shooting

by Gabby Hart 

April 20, 2018

 

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Friday, April 20th marks 19 years since two students opened fire inside of Columbine High School killing 12 and injuring dozens.

 

To commemorate the anniversary, students across the country and right here in the valley held another National School Walkout Day.

 

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The NRA and it's supporters have responded to the protests in the past with the message ‘guns don't kill people, people kill people’ and mental health is the bigger issue.

 

News 3 asked politicians in attendance at the UNLV protest for their thoughts on the NRA's argument.

 

"Well if that’s the case then join us in having a background check, it's about people who shouldn't have access to guns, this isn't about law-abiding gun owners, this is about people who should not have guns," said Aaron Ford, District 11 Senators.

 

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