In the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead, students around the world have mobilized to urge state and national legislators to pass stricter gun legislation, such as raising the minimum age for purchasing firearms and requiring more rigorous background checks. A series of protests, including the national student walk-out March 14, will culminate in March For Our Lives rallies in cities across the globe on Saturday, March 24. In Boise, supporters will march to the Idaho Capitol Building.
"I think it's important that we can show up for things and exercise our rights," said a One Stone charter high school student who attended the March 14 walk-out and demonstration at the Statehouse. "Young people aren't going to back down. We are the future."