Emma González

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González on February 19, 2018

Emma González (born November 11, 1999) is an American activist, a former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, and a Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor.


  • The people in the government who were voted into power are lying to us. And us kids seem to be the only ones who notice and our parents to call BS.
    Companies trying to make caricatures of the teenagers these days, saying that all we are self-involved and trend-obsessed and they hush us into submission when our message doesn't reach the ears of the nation, we are prepared to call BS.
    Politicians who sit in their gilded House and Senate seats funded by the NRA telling us nothing could have been done to prevent this, we call BS.
    They say tougher guns laws do not decrease gun violence. We call BS.
    They say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun. We call BS.
    They say guns are just tools like knives and are as dangerous as cars. We call BS.
    They say no laws could have prevented the hundreds of senseless tragedies that have occurred. We call BS.
    That us kids don't know what we're talking about, that we're too young to understand how the government works. We call BS.
    If you agree, register to vote. Contact your local congresspeople. Give them a piece of your mind.
  • Going up against the country’s largest gun lobby organization was obviously something that needed to be done, but it means that the people we’re arguing against are the ones with the guns. I am personally deathly afraid of them, and I know, from traveling the country during the summer for the Road to Change tour, that many of the people who disagree with us mean it when they say that they only want to talk if we’re standing on the other end of their AR-15s.

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