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Paula Rogo
Feb, 23, 2018

The Obamas are showing their support to the thousands of young students around the country who have made calls for stronger guns laws in the wake of the tragic shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Florida last week.

Former first Lady Michelle Obama took to her Twitter on Wednesday to share words of encouragement:

“I’m in total awe of the extraordinary students in Florida,” she wrote. “Like every movement for progress in our history, gun reform will take unyielding courage and endurance. But [President Obama] and I believe in you, we’re proud of you, and we’re behind you every step of the way.”
 

Former President Barack Obama echoed his wife’s words Thursday in his own tweet.
 

Students and activists have called on their peers around the country to demand action with the National School Walkout on March 14 and the March for Our Lives on March 24.

Meanwhile, President Trump is pushing for teachers to carry and conceal guns in schools.

“This would be obviously only for people who were very adept at handling a gun, and it would be, it's called concealed carry, where a teacher would have a concealed gun on them," he said. "They'd go for special training and they would be there and you would no longer have a gun-free zone,” Trump said. “Gun-free zone to a maniac — because they're all cowards — a gun-free zone is 'let's go in and let's attack because bullets aren't coming back at us."