One student activist at the March for Our Lives rally Saturday claimed guns “don’t protect” as armed officers stood watch, guarding the event and its attendees.
“Guns only serve one purpose: to take a life,” she exclaimed. “They don’t spare, they don’t protect. They take lives. When you stare at a gun, you know it’s your end.”
While she was making those comments, this is what — and who — was protecting her:
And when the student activists left the Washington, D.C., rally, as one would rightly assume, they were escorted to their vehicles by armed security:
Parkland student celebrities leave the march under heavily armed police guard pic.twitter.com/E2Dpq9IC0W
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 24, 2018
Nevertheless, many of the children on stage continued to protest the presence of guns generally.
Yolanda Renee King, the 9-year-old granddaughter of the late Martin Luther King, Jr., said we should live in “a gun-free world, period.”
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