Messages From South Floridians to Lawmakers on Gun Control

Hundreds of protesters staged a rally for gun control at the Broward County Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Feb. 17, 2018. See some of the messages from the demonstrators to legislators.

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"Don’t talk about it. Be about it," aims_p31 wrote on Instagram.
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A student holds up a sign that says "I should feel safe in school."
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A rally attendee's sign reads "protect children, not guns."
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Students standing outside a courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at a rally for gun control.
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A person holds up a sign that says "THOUGHTS & PRAYERS WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH" with the names of the 17 victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
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"We mourn. It's kids my age dying that causes people to acknowledge how [expletive] gun regulations are," axfiu wrote on Instagram.
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"Money and politicians go hand in hand but what is more important keeping your guns safe or keeping your kids safe. My dad and went to a rally today," the rally attendee said on Instagram.
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Instagram user laureljayy who attended the rally captioned her photos: "February 17, 2018 // “what did my friends die for?”
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Hundreds of residents from all over South Florida attended the event.
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A woman holds up a sign with the numbers of people killed in the deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history.
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A sign criticizes Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for accepting donations from the National Rifle Association.
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Reef Buehler, 4, joins his parents and others after a school shooting that killed 17 to protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse on Feb. 17, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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