The students said they are organizing "March for Our Lives" rallies in Washington and other major USA cities on March 24 to demand action on gun violence. "A change is going to happen". Gonzalez also said politicians who are funded by the National Rifle Association won't be allowed to stay in office when midterms elections come later this year.
They made Cruz buy a locking gun safe to put in his room the day he moved in.
Some teens have been critical of President Donald Trump for failing to mention guns in his comments about the attack at their school, and many more have pointed out the thousands in campaign contributions Trump and Florida Republican Sen.
She added: "If the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a awful tragedy and how it should never have happened and maintain telling us how nothing is going to be done about it, I'm going to happily ask him how much money he received from the National Rifle Association".
"That's going to be Marjory Stoneman Douglas in that textbook, and it's all going to be due to the tireless efforts of the school board, the faculty members, the family members and most importantly the students". "This is not acceptable", Trump tweeted Saturday night. Since the time of the founding fathers and since they added the Second Amendment to the Constitution, our guns have developed at a rate that leaves me dizzy. "There's an epidemic going on that needs to be solved, so I think it's best if we gather together and support the kids who were a part of this".
The FBI admitted it did not act on a tipoff in January about Cruz.
Sheryl Acquarola, a 16 year-old junior from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is overcome with emotion in the east gallery of the House of Representatives after the representatives voted not to hear the bill banning assault rifles and large capacity magazines at the Florida Capital in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb 20, 2018.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered an immediate review of how the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation respond to warnings about potential mass killers.
Florida Governor Rick Scott, a Republican, attended a prayer vigil Sunday at the First Church Coral Springs, a few blocks from the shooting site.
During an interview with Miami television station WFOR, Rubio said legislators should "absolutely" consider the bill.
California already has such a law.
On Tuesday, several hundred gun control advocates rallied on the Statehouse steps in Montpelier. Cruz's lawyers said there were repeated warning signs that he was mentally unstable and potentially violent.
"The tragedy we saw in Parkland is unthinkable", Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, told the same show. Others have lashed out at President Trump for his response on gun violence in schools. News also emerged that Nikolas Cruz had legally purchased the gun despite a documented history of mental health issues.
Those who oppose stricter gun control agree with the president.
'We will be the last mass shooting, ' said Gonzalez, a senior at the high school who took cover on the floor of the auditorium as a shooter rampaged through the building.
They arrived sweaty and exhausted but, happy they can do something, whether it's just to support those suffering, honor those who were lost or just say, "Never Again". He wouldn't have gotten that many students with a knife.