#20Under20: Emma Gonzales

Emma González, 19 years old, survivor of the Parkland shooting, has quickly become one of the most visible leaders of the push for gun control in America. She has debated an N.R.A. spokesman on live television and she and her classmates from Marjory Stoneman Douglas forged a national movement, #NeverAgain, which gathered hundreds of thousands of protesters across the country in an event billed as the March for Our Lives. #marchforourlives

During a gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, days after a gunman entered her school, Emma stated, “We are going to be the kids you read about in textbooks. Not because we’re going to be another statistic about mass shooting in America, but because, just as David said, we are going to be the last mass shooting.

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.” @emmawise18 continues to interrogate and change gun control in America, truly inspirational.

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