Survivors of Parkland, Florida shooting stop in Milwaukee to speak out about gun violence

Posted at 5:38 PM, Jun 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-25 07:42:01-04

MILWAUKEE -- Survivors of the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida are giving up their summer to push for change.

A group of those students stopped in Milwaukee with a clear message about gun violence.

"I lost my best friend in that shooting. I lost him that day" said Jammal Lemy, a former Parkland student.

Since that day, many of the students from Parkland Florida have been working hard to encourage other students to push for stricter gun control measures. 

"We do support gun rights. We do support the second amendment but we also have to realize when safety comes into play," said Ryan Deitsch. A student from Parkland, Florida.

The students are on a summer bus tour dedicated to registering young people to vote and promoting gun law reform.

The tour reportedly includes more than 50 planned stops in over 20 states including Wisconsin and Illinois.

More than 500 people came out to the Wisconsin Center tonight to hear their message. 

The bus hauling the Parkland students across the country has a revolving door.

Students from different cities are jumping on and off at different stops along the way.

"This can't keep continuing,  like our future is literally being killed right now," said Tatiana Washington, a student at Rufus King High School. "We need gun reform now. We need our communities to be safer."

On February 14,  a shooter killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.