Parkland Shooting Survivors Receive Millions In Support

The March for Our Lives group, founded two weeks ago, already counts a number of high-profile celebrity donors and a large war chest for gun control efforts.

Founded by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Cameron Kasky, 17, days after a shooting that killed over a dozen at his Parkland, Florida school, crowd-funding for the effort hit $2.6 million in just seven days from 32,000 contributors. This does not include millions more in pledges from Hollywood celebrities George and Amal Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg, and Steven Spielberg and his wife, Kate Capshaw, who each promised the campaign $500,000. Gucci chipped in another half-million.

The group has launched a slick website, registered just three days after the shooting, began selling merchandise, and expanded to social media. Stoneman Douglas student Emma González, well-known for her 11-minute speech at a Ft. Lauderdale gun control rally, managed to pick up 928,000 followers on Twitter this month.

“The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues,” says the group, railing against “assault rifles.”

The organization has been feted by the media and is making the rounds among the talk show circuits, with Kasky contributing an op-ed to CNN and the students visiting with Ellen. Meanwhile, legacy gun control groups Everytown and Moms Demand Action have announced they are forming a student-based group and are supporting the planned March for Our Lives protest in Washington set for next month.

What happens the day after the march? Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, a traditional super-donor for Democrats, is pledging $1 million in an effort to coordinate with Everytown and Giffords to register high school students to vote in 10 key battleground states, just in time for the 2018 mid-term elections.

“Come November, many of those young Americans will be making the difference themselves as they cast their votes for the first time,” Giffords said.

But until the Fall, it remains to be seen if the students-turned-activists will have an effect at the polls. Past opinion surveys have found that Millennials statistically aren’t that much more liberal from the rest of the country in their feelings on gun control while one recent poll found Americans overall tend to blame mass shootings on mental health rather than gun laws in a two-to-one margin.

source: guns.com

  • Tom

    They can blame it on who ever they want to, but I blame it on first the FBI, because there was plenty of prior knowledge that this boy was planning this massacre and secondly, on the law enforcement of this city, because there were four officers there, that did absolutely nothing, but stand outside just holding the weapons in their hands, and if they had acted immediately , there would have been few, if any casualties. And also I would be looking for another Sheriff, because he should have trained his deputies better, it’s not like this is the first school shooting in the United States.

  • Well, now the Democrats are taking advantage of a major disastrous event and young, easily influenced minds, to gain more democrat votes. Not surprising and very sad and sickening!

    • pappy450

      That is the way the DEMOCOMMUNISTS “operate” Remember the “never let a crisis go to waste” line? It is bad enough, that children are brainwashed and indoctrinated in class, now we have “politicians” and “private donors” Pony up large amounts of CASH to BRIBE them into becoming good little OBEDIENT COMMUNISTS.

      • tomsfordcars

        You are so correct. These dumbocraps are the lowest of the low using a tragedy to further their actions to brain wash the young citizens.

  • Joseph Morgan

    Demo-rats main saying “DO NOT LET A MAJOR DISASTER GO TO WASTE”. PLAY THE SUCKERS FOR ALL YOU CAN GET!

  • nightingayle

    they want them to vote because they think they will vote democrat and ban guns.. No doubt it was the democrats in power in CIA and FBI and that terrible sheriff that planned these deaths for their agenda of banning guns… CIA used MK Ultra to program the kids mind to kill for them no doubt. And that is why that sheriff did nothing to save those kids…their agenda is most important to them, not lives.. so what , they want depopulation anyway, so they don’t care.

  • donl

    Hey Dummy Dems; How many people have been shot WITHOUT a human pulling the trigger?

  • William McLaughlin

    Democrats have lost their way. They were the people I expected to protect my rights. Now at every opportunity they want “common sense” restrictions on my right to defend myself.
    Here’s a common sense idea. I want all those rich donors to have their security personnel switch to revolvers and bolt action rifles. Then explain to me, in 10 words or less, why a mass shooting means my right to protect myself should be restricted. A10 word limit makes as much sense as a 10-round magazine limit.

    • tomsfordcars

      You are correct. I still go by the saying that it takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun!

  • Mike McShea

    Rahl Emanuel: “NEVER LET A SERIOUS CRISIS GO TO WASTE”!

  • tomnchrist

    I wonder who they (students) think will protect them if they get what they want (gun Control). It is obvious the police/goverment had no effect on stopping the shooting.
    If this was done by a mentally ill teenager, think about the effect of a purposeful group of AlQuada/Isis (they bring their own CIA furnished guns).

  • J. P. Lynch

    Who, exactly, will be in charge of all this money?? Who is behind this march? Once that is revealed, the truth will come out! This has disaster written all over it. What a shame the progressives/communists in this country will use this tradegy to spread more hate and violence!
    I would not be surprised if OFA – Organize for Action, obama’s political PAC, is not involved!
    Or Nazi George Soros !!
    May the 17 students RIP !🙏🙏🇺🇸🇺🇸