I have mentioned to many people back here in Howard County how much these students reminded me of the young people of that age in Howard County. I did a little research on Parkland Florida and then I saw why I had that feeling. Parkland is demographically very similar to Howard County in many ways. It is an educated, high-income community. It doesn't have the racial diversity of Howard County which I could clearly see from the students at the March.
I clearly heard that day how these students were turned into activists that day. I only felt sorry that it took a traumatic event to bring this about. I have heard many commentators express the feeling that the actions of these students will not impact the gun debate in our Country. To that, I would mention that the social media savvy of these students shouldn't be underestimated. The NRA has a different kind of opponent in these students.