On Friday (March 30), a large group of students from Rockledge High School in Brevard County, Florida, staged a walkout to show their support of the second amendment and the right to bear arms, WFTV.com and Fox News reported.

A few of the students that participated in the second amendment walkout told WFTV that they felt like they were silenced when the previous protest walkout on March 14, became political in support of the 17 victims and the survivors were honored.

The pro-second amendment walkout

The organizer of the event and a junior at Rockledge High School, Anna Delaney, stated that she is a pro-second amendment and that she would not mind stronger background checks, but that the second amendment, the right to bear arms, will not be infringed upon.

The students gathered onto Rockledge High School track field carrying the US flag and held up signs that read “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” Other signs stated, “I support the right to bear arms.” A few of the students wore President Donald Trump’s “MAGA” (Make America Great Again) hats along with some wearing camouflage attire.

Some of the other students carried Don’t Tread on Me flags while others carried the black-and-blue-striped US flags, which are flags designed in support of US law enforcement. Another Rockledge High School told a newspaper reporter that it’s all over the mainstream media news outlets that all students hate firearms. The student further stated that they wanted to show that not all of the students feel that way about firearms.

During the walkout, Chloe Deaton, who assisted Delaney in setting up the walkout, said to the other students in the walkout, “We were built on certain rights and that was one of the original rights, that we should have the right to bear arms.”

Roughly 75 students partook in Friday’s second amendment support walkout at the high school and the walkout protest lasted about 20 minutes. The school principal stated that the walkout was allowed and was treated with the same respect as the other walkout protest that occurred at the school a few weeks ago in supporting the Parkland school shooting victims. Students were the sole organizers of both of the walkout events.

Parkland, Florida, high school mass shooting

19-year-old Nikolas Cruz committed a mass shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, that resulted in 17 people killed and 14 more were wounded. Cruz admitted his crime to the Broward County Sheriff's Office and was subsequently charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. Broward County police and criminal prosecutors have not yet offered a motive and have been investigating Cruz’s past that includes several incidents of disciplinary actions and his pattern of disturbing behavior that seemingly grew over the years prior to the school shooting.

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