n Tuesday, February 20th, about 100 students from Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School filed into busses and trekked to their state capitol. After losing 17 members of their high school community to a school shooter on February 14th, these students demanded that their lawmakers take action to limit access to guns and help save lives.
In his opening monologue that same day, Late Show host Stephen Colbert said that he stands with the Parkland students. The host said he’s disgusted by the inaction and blasé attitudes of some legislators regarding gun control.
"But there is one group that does give me hope that we can do something to protect the children, and sadly, it's the children," Colbert said. "The students from Parkland, Florida. The adults aren't cutting it anymore."
Colbert suggested we change the voting age, stating that until gun control legislation is passed, no one over 18 should have the right to vote.
The students who bussed to Tallahassee did so with hope that lawmakers would reinstate a ban on assault weapons. Their lawmakers heard them out yet still voted against the ban. According to Time.com, 1.3 Floridians currently have a concealed carry permit.