First there was Columbine, then Sandy Hook, now this pretty town in Florida is the latest to add its name to America’s roll call of mass school shootings.
This is Parkland, where a week ago a young man armed with an assault rifle massacred 17 people, 14 of them students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school.
Today we’ll be speaking with six students, and one of their teachers, about that tragedy, and the movement for change to the nation’s gun laws that has grown from their grief and their anger.
Already, the President seems to have determined his response. Speaking on stage at a conservative conference in Maryland, he’s declared the benefits of arming teachers, a move the gun lobby has long desired.