Armed white men just showed up to terrorize the student’s March For Our Lives rally

- 19.16

Today, even as impassioned young people from across the nation took to the streets, inspiring millions by refusing to accept America’s deadly gun violence epidemic, some ill-tempered NRA minions used the occasion to not only cling to their guns but try to intimidate those rallying with threats of violence.

Clad in NRA gear and President Trump’s wearable propaganda, “Make America Great Again” hats, some counter protestors even carried AR-15s — the notorious assault rifle that has taken the lives of so many innocent young Americans — to harass ralliers.

That the grotesque displays ended without incident is nothing short of miraculous. That the presence of these self-proclaimed Second Amendment enthusiasts was so diminished by the numbers, energy, and commitment of March For Our Lives participants, however, is no accident.

It is a testament to the tremendous leadership, courage, and passion of the survivors of the Parkland school massacre who have changed the tenor of the gun debate in America — hopefully forever.

Add your name to demand Trump & Congress act to prevent gun violence. THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE NOT ENOUGH!

While the NRA and the Members of Congress on their payroll have whipped their constituencies into a lather over their right to bear arms, watching America’s next generation of leaders come into their own, it is clear that America’s future is in good hands.

Images, video, and social media commentary from the armed men’s failed attempts to intimidate peaceful marchers can be found below.

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