The students are organizing March For Our Lives Phoenix. It's part of a nationwide event on March 24th. Spurred to action by the survivors of the school massacre in Parkland, FL, the marchers will demand changes to gun laws and increases in school counselors.
Some of the priorities I’ve heard:
✅Increased mental and behavioral health resources at schools
✅Restricted access to weapons for individuals who pose a danger to themselves or others
✅Cracking-down on people illegally possessing weapons
✅ Respecting the #2A rights of law-abiding Americans, while enforcing our laws on the books
✅ Increased school resource officer and law enforcement presence at schools
✅ Closing loopholes
✅ Enhanced background checks
We are building an aggressive plan that address all these issues around school safety. Arizona can lead the nation in tackling this – and in a way that is non-partisan. We’ve done this on other issues, and we can do it again.