Milwaukee students press lawmakers for gun control ahead of March for Our Lives

Posted at 6:14 PM, Mar 23, 2018

Thousands are expected to march through downtown Milwaukee Saturday morning. It's a March For Our Lives rally that will begin at the courthouse that’ll begin at 10 a.m.

The whole purpose is to call on lawmakers to make schools safer with stricter gun laws. After last month’s Parkland school shooting in Florida, students are saying enough is enough.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett praised the young leaders he stood next to Friday morning for organizing the march.

"We are seeing the students of this country saying we're done," Barrett said. "We are undergoing something transformational in this nation."

The movement will end at Red Arrow Park. But the event is taking place not only here in Milwaukee, rather people will be gathering all over the country.

Students will also be walking for all of the victims who lost their lives from school shootings across our nation. Bonding together they don't want to see any more massacres.

The three main objectives students are marching for are universal background checks, prohibiting the sale of high capacity magazines and passing a law that will ban the use of assault weapons for civilians.

Organizers say volunteers will also be on hand to help people register to vote.