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Participants hold up signs as students and gun control advocates hold the "March for Our Lives" event demanding gun control after recent school shootings at a rally in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2018.

With thousands of demonstrators gathering in Washington, organizers of the March for Our Lives rally say the country has reached a historic emotional tipping point on gun violence. Survivors are among those leading the march efforts.

The planning for the national March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of local marches, began after last month's killing spree at a Parkland, Fla., high school that left 17 people dead.

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"We have to stand up for ourselves and nobody else is going to do it anymore", Beg tells NEWS 1130.

Co-organizer Melissa Hicks said she hopes bringing attention to the issue will help people learn and recognize danger signs that could precede a mass shooting and motivate them to do something to prevent it.

Marches are also scheduled in the United Kingdom and Ireland, with a rallies in London, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin. "We won't stop until there are responsible gun regulations".

Brown was behind a similar piece of work at her high school after the Parkland shooting.

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'Anybody who's in high school right now has been growing up on school violence, he said.

"I am amazed by these young people", Wagner Backus said. "When I was a kid, I was always scared to go to movie theaters because I was afraid I was going to be killed".

"I think we are fed up, and (school shootings) have gone on for too long", she said. "I understand the Second Amendment is important".

A new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 69 percent of Americans think gun laws in the US should be tightened.

Both of the events are open to the public, and coincide with marches around the nation the same day.

'Keeping our children safe is a top priority of the president's, said Walters, noting that on Friday the Justice Department proposed rule changes that would effectively ban 'bump stock devices that let semi-automatic weapons fire like a machine gun.

Participation in USA elections by young voters is often low.


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