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>> the nation's capitol is the epicenter of debate today with hundreds of thousands demonstrators descending on washington for the march of our lives rally. demanding legislative action in congress who address gun violence and school safety. hello, welcome inside america's news headquarters, i'm rick for kelly wright. >> i'm laura ingle in for julie banderas. efforts sparking not only a nationwide but worldwide response, more than 800 sister marchs are planned from japan to parkle -- parkland where 17 lives were lost.
>> that agree with us, it's overwhelming and it gives me hope. >> we have fox team coverage. we begin with griff jenkins in washington. griff, an emotional day for everyone. >> absolutely, very emotional day, we have been among the students, it's become the face of the teenagers for which they hope will carry tall way to midterms and create and result ballot box when it comes to gun safety, school safety and gun legislation and david hogg, the face of one of the faces of this movement was speaking on the stage earlier, here is what he had to say. >> we want this to be a community discussion, we can't have debates when you're republicans and democrats, we need to have discussions as americans. >> now, i'm with two students that were in the crown from maryland, jasel and casey, what did you make of what you heard
today? >> i think it was incredibly impowering and beautiful to see numbers and huge crowd of people come to support this one cause and it's just nice to be a part of this huge movement. >> casey, what stood out for you? >> you know, reading articles and seeing headlines is so much different than seeing emotion on the victims' faces and hearing the passion they have for the cause and so the speeches stood out. >> and you think hold politicians accountable? >> yes. >> yeah. >> so that's just one of the thousands of people who have come out here. i asked both of the ladies here, they were here at women's march, this was bigger? >> definitely. >> so there you have it, rick, big turnout here, very emotional and a lot of uplifting folks out here as well. >> griff jenkins in washington, griff, thanks very much. >> all right, let's now go to parkland florida, that's the city of, of course, with the deadliest high school mass shooting occurred last month.
matt is there, tell us what's happening where you are? >> a few steps away from stoneman douglas high school, large crowd of 10,000 people or more wrapped up march in parkland, florida, on the ground here, you can only imagine some of the stories of the people, students who hid for their lives while they watched their teacher or friends being murdered, parents who feel lucky to be here today that their child survived, organizers today say they want compromise, they aren't against all guns but want assault on ar-15's and want ban on ar-15's and ban on assault rifles. >> this movement does not seek to repeal the second amendment, american citizens have and always have had the right to bear arms, but an ar-15, that is a weapon of war that no citizen needs to possess let alone an individual deemed mentally ill. [cheers and applause]
>> a big push to get people to register to vote and encouraging people, if you will register to vote, get more 17 people to register to vote so they can interrupt election, they want to make a change, handing out a contract here encouraging parents to vote for people who, quote, are legislative leaders who support safety over guns, today is antigun rally and raising awairns but also antinra and antirepublican rally. a lot of signs around here have sentiment suggesting that. broward county sheriffs creating errors, not going inside to stop the shooter and potentially save lives and the broward county public schools officials alerted mental health officials and doctors in the area that they felt that nikolas cruz was a
danger to himself and wanted to have him involuntarily committed although that never happened. many instances and numerous scenarios in which nikolas cruz could have potentially been stopped and that did not happen in parkland. back to you guys in new york. >> thanks for bringing that up, indeed, a lot of fox news website where you can see a lot of that. >> thousands of demonstrators sending message against gun violence. bryan llenas where the marchers are still passing by. >> hi, rick, the protestors started 11:00 a.m. by central park as far north as 70th and marched to sixth avenue to 42nd street, time square area. what the speaker said they spoke earlier today was megyn, a student, junior in that freshman building, she was in that math class, she spoke about being there when her friends died.
she says, through tears that her friends will not live the life she did. a sandy hook teacher that spoke in front of the crowd, mary anne jacobs protected 18 six-year-olds, it's never too soon to speak about gun violence but only too late. elena lost father in 9/11 attack, she says that the united states needs to act as quickly as they spoke for -- as quickly as they acted for her father and those who died in 9/11 attacks. we spoke to young folks who were in the crowd today. >> it's not going to away and the same problems are going to happen with our kids and their kids and it's going to keep continuing if we don't try to make a change. >> we just want like the action never to appear ever again because we need to ban guns, they are not right. >> and you know what, the students from parkland got help to come up to washington, d.c., the new england patriots owner
robert craft lend the team plane to take some folks, take students and survivors and their families from fort lauderdale to washington, d.c. so these students getting help from all the way around, we also know there was a gofundme page, over $3.4 million raised by those out there to help put these events all over the country, of course, they're asking for more gun control, reduction of magazines and universe background checks. >> bryan llenas, thank you so much. >> i'm joined by ashley, teacher at marjory stoneman douglas high school who put students to safety hiding them in her classroom, thank you so much for being with us, ashley. >> no problem, guys. i want to say on behalf of all parents out there, thank you so much for what you did that day, keeping students safe, we are so glad that you are okay, let me just first ask you your reaction to what we are watching today,
this is history unfolding before our eyes, what do you make of it? >> it's profounding. it's amazing because we teach these children to have a voice and have an opinion and we strug physical we taught them enough and if they have a way of educating themselves continuously and -- and voicing their opinions and just by the small amount that started and now you see how it's just going across the nation, it's amazing to me for what our students are doing and what they are able to achieve. >> you're a culinary arts teacher from what i gather who was forced to make split-second decision when you had active shooter on campus, tell us all how did you make the decision to open up the door and save more people? >> well, because i teach culinary and we are suppose today keep our doors locked at all times to begin with, it just so happened we were doing a lab that day and my door was propped
open to let any of the steam and smoke from the lab that we were doing and i happened to be standing by my door when we heard the two pops go off and the firearm and all of a sudden the chaos started erupting with children running away from the freshman building, i ran into the front to secure the door and after that point when i saw the children that were continuously running down, i went to go secure my other door as i was going to shut the door there were so many kids that were running towards the building and i just -- in a split second decision, i didn't even think, i opened the door and grabbed any student that was running into that direction and threw them into my room and it was a rain effect and just by the will of my own -- my own thoughts i guess you could say, when there was a lull in the people running by, at the moment, you know, there's only one of two reasons to stop by, the shooting is coming, at that point i quickly secured the door. >> that's so terrifying, ashley.
>> yeah. >> i was reading teachers were criticized thinking they were doing the right thing, following protocol. the lull in the gunfire means one of two things, you have to make that decision, what do you think teachers should be told to do? >> i think that it should be our right to choose. if you're in a public area like a movie theater or a shopping mall or a grocery store, you know, like it should be what your natural instinct is, fight or flight. some people's natural instinct is to grab and try to shelter and help, some people's natural instinct so to shelter who you already have in your room. it's not fair to criticize people when you weren't the ones standing on the other side of the room saying i have 16 lives that are precious that are standing behind me, do i go open the door, is it right the decision, what if it was the shooter or multiple shooters?
>> what happened in parkland, florida, definitely feels different this time around after we go through today's marchs and rallies and events, what we are seeing is extraordinary, what do you hope happens next? >> the hope is -- you know, it's resounding through the students, something has to change, republicans or democrats, it doesn't matter. something has to change to make schools better. it's a multifaceted problem and it's one step in many that are going to push for better reform and better laws that are going to be put into place to make us a safer protected community and still securing life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. everybody deserve it is right to be alive and to pursue that. >> right. ashley, i've only got about 30 seconds left. the gun control debate aside, we heard from array of suggestions,
what would your suggestion would be, is it arming teachers? >> i definitely don't think arming teachers is the answer even if there are some that say that want to be armed, there's not enough time to be able to put in effort and get trained for that. i have no problem with putting satellite police stations, having trained armed people that this is their livelihood, this is what think train for, this is what they educated themselves on, this is what they do and that's what they are trained to be there for. i don't think it's right to expect educator to have to deal with that on top of everything else that we do. >> ashley, thank you so much for joining us, best to you and your students, thank you. >> thank you, guys. >> president trump replacing his national security adviser, the latest move in a flurry of turn other at the white house. why the national security add is bracing for shake-up. we will hear from a group representing prosecond amendment
>> survivors of the florida high school mass shooting and thousands of others marching in washington for gun control, one group is hearing from students who want to feel safe in schools and protect gun rights. spencer brown is spokesperson for young americans, thank you for being with us. >> thanks for having me. >> what's your message? >> what we see in dc and country is latest chapter in sad history of liberals trying to scapegoat responsible gun owners for crimes committed by people committing crimes, what we are hearing from college students and high school students particularly in this case is that they are not being represented by either the march for our lives or walk-outs that happened last week at high schools across the country and they believe in the second amendment and they believe that their teachers and others should have the right to protect them if necessary. >> and the environment for those gun supporters is probably not right for them to speak out?
>> oh, yeah, exactly right. what we have seen in a few situations is our young americans for freedom activists have actually been threatened by administrators for either asking to not participate in walk-outs or hold any prosecond amendment, proconstitution signage, that's just ridiculous. the school is using instructional time they can't push one side of the conversation. >> you have a problem with the walk-outs in general, right? >> well, the problem is just when it becomes one-sided as we have seen. at the high schools, the walk-outs were mostly, they were build as though they were remembrance for victims of parkland but a push as we see for march in dc today, push to take guns away from law abiding citizens. >> you say the shooting in parkland was failure of government and not the second amendment? >> that's exactly right. i think that's a fact that we see more so as more facts come out about the situation and what authorities there missed and what the failures were. it's not failure on the part of
second amendment. what should be done in schools? >> well, i think what we see and what we are hearing hearing froh school students that we work with all over the country is they want schools to be protected but they also want second amendment rights to be protected, so that involves, you know, allowing teachers if they wish to be armed to carry firearms in roll, we see best way to stop bad gun with a gun is good guy with a gun, stopped another tragedy before it could become mass casualty event. >> what we are seeing today, you believe is the left playing politics with tragedy? >> exactly. you know, that was sort of the really tragic thing in the wake of this, how the left is using high school students basically as ponds and the latest attempt to take away the constitutional rights of millions of americans who own firearms in order to protect themselves, family and property. >> you understand the anger of protestors? >> absolutely. what happened was clear tragedy, but when you look at the failure in this case being the
government and not the second amendment, you realize that what needs to change is how the government acts and handles the situation and not how the government treats the law abiding gun owners. >> what we have seen today, this massive turnout is powerful, certainly, but it also these rallies have been sort of geared towards an attack on the nra and on politicians aligned with the group. does the nra suffer from this? what are the repercussions, do you think? >> well, i think one to have main problems that we see here is the hypocrisy of the event as you mentioned here today. many of the people who are performing today benefit from the peace of mind knowing that their lives and property are protected with people with guns, for them to come to dc and do it in a push in order to take that peace mind away from millions of americans is hypocritical and i think the nra is being scapegoated along with all the other law abiding citizens. >> there's certainly a lot of push for change here and i guess we are going to have to wait and see if the change happens.
spencer brown, go ahead. >> time will tell if anything happens. i think what we have seen from the president tweeting today and other things is he is looking at solutions, you know, one of the people who are results that aren't getting the coverage the bills that were signed into law yesterday to help protect schools and provide safety to students. >> sencer brown, we appreciate your time today. >> thank you. >> the march for our lives taking place all across the nation, the main one happening in dc, what's the main message that kids and communities want lawmakers to know, change gun laws or contribute to ongoing back and forth in washington? >> i'm certain that they'll have an impact tat ballot box, now whether or not my colleagues, republican colleagues, will certainly have impact on n the ballot box and i'm sure it'll be a positive one.
>> back to washington now where survivors to have parkland high school mass shooting are joined by hundreds of thousands of activists delivering a message to lawmakers. >> with our government and our local legislators and politicians, i want to -- them to see this crowd because they are supposed to be working for us and if these people are upset about what our current gun laws
are, they need to make a change. >> ellison barber on pennsylvania avenue right in the middle of it all, hi, ellison. >> we heard a lot from people today talking about how they want to see changes when it comes to gun laws, we just heard the crowd here chanting vote them out, they are certainly focusing some of their frustration a lot of their frustration on the nra and politicians who accept money from them, one student who spoke a little while ago said that we are not here for bread crumbs, we are here for real change, we heard this entire crowd sing happy birthday about ten minutes ago, 10, 15 minutes ago to one of the students at stoneman douglas high school, his name is nicholas dora, he would have been 18 today, he was gunned down on february 14th at stoneman douglas high school, today we heard from teens, children, some as young as 11, all impacted by gun violence, organizers say they want this rally, this day to encourage a
bigger conversation about gun violence, they are specifically calling for comprehensive federal legislation, they want an assault weapon's ban and end to sale of bump stocks and they also want tougher background checks, some have talked about wanting to increase the purchase age for long guns from 18 to 21. the students hearsay they aren't asking for a gun ban, they say they are asking for a compromise >> what a lot of the media and fox news messed up with me that i'm trying to take people's guns, i have guns in my house, i'm not going against second amendment, i'm trying to push for common sense gun reform and mental illness reform so we can make sure that these individuals that have a criminal background that are mentally unstable and have a history of domestic violence are no longer able to get a gun. i don't understand what's so hard to understand about this.
we simply want to save lives and democracy, please stand with us. >> in june 2017 a study published behind the american academy of pediatrics researchers with the cdc and university of texas at austin found that nearly 1300 children die and 5,790 are treated for gunshot wounds every year, they said boys, minorities are disproportionately affected and firearm deaths third leading cause of death among u.s. children age 1 to 17, the march organizers said this began because of what they went through at stoneman douglas because of the 17 people lost at school on valentine's day and if you can hear right now, i believe the people coming on stage is the chi oh, r --choir of gunman douglas. enough is enough, they want to make sure that the people on capitol hill hear them today.
back to you, guys. >> ellison, thank you so much for that report. rick. >> we are seeing hundreds of thousands of people rallying and marching across the country today including the father of a student killed in the parkland attack who is speaking about the highly polarized debate surrounding gun control and saying this time the discussion must be different. >> after every mass, after every school shooting we inevitable we head down the path of an argument over the second amendment and gun control and it's a legislative road to nowhere in my opinion. >> garrett tenney live in washington with more on this. >> this week congress did take some action on school safety and gun control in $1.3 trillion spending bill but a lot of folks out marching today argue it was not enough and what passed several items that had bipartisan support, bolstering the national criminal background check system to improve the screening that folks go through before they are allowed to buy a
gun, $50 million for the stock school violence act to provide funding and training for school districts to identify those students who may be prone to violence and authorizing the cdc to do research on gun violence. however, democrats argue that more could have been done and that it was republicans who are getting in the way. >> we all know that we need universal background checks and we need to do that in an official way but republican colleagues aren't ready to move yet. >> this week florida senator marco rubio who played a big role in pushing latest gun reforms through after school shooting in parkland, florida said with issues as divisive as gun control, you have focus on where you can find common ground. >> i understand that some people want to do more than has been done but today we will pass the stop school violence act in addition to signature -- significant increases in omnibus
for prevention school programs and school safety and the like, we point to those two things saying progress needs to be made, those are meaningful things. >> the trump administration is taking action on its own as well to address gun violence and on friday the department of justice announced that it is submitted a new regulation to ban the so-called bump stock devices which allow semiautomatic weapons to fire fully automatic, fully automatic machine guns. in making announcement attorney general jeff sessions said after senseless attack in las vegas, proposed rule is critical step in effort to reduce threat in gun violence that's inkeeping with the constitution and the laws passed by congress. once this new regulation takes effect, it will make it illegal, to manufacture, to own a bump stock device, rick. >> garret tenney in washington. thank you. >> let's talk about what can come from this movement, david
burnstein, thank you both for being here today. >> thank you. >> all right. it is a very important day and historic one at that and as we kind of look past what today is about, let's talk about what some of -- what we have seen and heard at the rallies, just a while ago, david, we heard from one of the main parkland students, we just had a sound bite david hogg, he emphasized how students will not let control debate out of their sight, adding this is very much a voting issue for his generation, so how do you see that playing out? >> well, look, the reality is that we know that people who are gun rights advocates voted a much higher rate on that issue than people who are gun, common sense reform advocates, if democrats are willing to go in midterms and make this an issue on which they will actually vote out representatives people because they don't, they don't
support their position, that could actually make a difference. but short of that, you know, throughout history we have always seen that gun rights advocates are more likely to vote and make that their number one issue, so that's the big reason why this march, these rallies can actually start to change that and people say, you know what, this could be the most important issue in november. >> david and beverly, i want to you both standby, we have fox news alert, we want to take you live back to washington where one to have parkland shooting survivors emma gonzález has taken the stage. >> would never wave to friend at lunch, joaquín will never play basketball with dam -- sam or dylan. luke will never, martin, peter wang would never, alyssa, jamie would never, meadow pallock
[silence] >> since the time that i came out here. it has been 6 minutes and 20 seconds, the shooter has ceased shooting and will soon abandon rifle, blend in with the the students as they escape and walk free for an hour before arrest, fight for your lives before it's someone else's job. [cheers and applause]
>> emma, emma! emma! emma! emma! emma! emma! emma! emma! [cheers and applause] >> we are watching emma gonzález coming off the stage being greeted by her fellow students and friends backstage at this event where she has just taken the crowd and all of us through 6 minutes and 20 seconds of silence, let's bring back david bernstein and beverly, we were just talking about gun control but i need to go back to what we just saw in the very powerful speech emma gonzález, she was speaking about the students and she took that moment and i worked in radio most of my professional life before i came
to television and we used to say silence is a sound and that sound was deafening. six minutes and 20 seconds, your thoughts. >> extremely power by ms. gonzález, we saw the agony and see in facial expressions reliving in her own mind what she experienced that day and what many other students experienced that day. but i think it's sad that we are here and saying that the only answer to this is going to be more gun control because we know it did take place in parkland, we know that counselors are concerned about the individuals that committed this, we know that law enforcement failed them and suicide rates among young people is increasing. we need to have discussion about how to keep schools safe but looking to gun control as the answer, the only answer is wrong and i would like us to have an open discussion and talk more
thoroughly about what can be because there's a lot to be done to make sure schools are safe. >> today will lead to more discussion, i want to put a tweet from marco rubio who has gotten anger for his ties with nra, i want to put response on twitter, he writes the most destructive aspect of our current politics is not the position that the other side holds but the anger that this generates in those with different views, that anger is corrosive and dehumanizing, it is the force tearing america apart. david, how do you see that? >> i think that's absolutely right but we have to look at who the people are who are leading the anger, the president of the united states sets an example for people and someone who demeans everyone around them from public servants to political opponents to allies on a regular basis with such anger and vitriol and sets the tone has certainly there some responsibility.
we all bear responsibility for it and when people don't see the response to their anger like these students who are out there today, these people who are marching are asking for something very simple and very basic, it makes people very angry, so i think it is a destructive force but there's a lot of -- there's a lot of irony in that coming from senator rubio as someone who has been just as responsible for this climate as anybody else has. >> there's something else that we we wanted to bring up because there was a new poll that came out, we want to take a look at something and get your reaction real quick, the quinnipiac poll, voters were asked, will marchs be effect in passing new gun laws, 62% said no, only 31% said yes, that cannot be encourage if you're out there today, although the voices of youth and who are out there today certainly i'm sure feel energized by this, beverly. >> yeah, gun control is not the issue, so i think that's why you are seeing the poll the way it is, i agree with senator rubio, if we focus on common ground,
both sides of this issue, we want people to be safe whether in schools or elsewhere, if we focus on safety and not about the nra, i actually think we can find solutions and destrict i have to go to vitriol rhetoric on the issue because we will not go anywhere if that's the only conversation we are having. >> all right, beverly, we will have to leave it there, we will be right back. weeks, even if you're healthy. pneumococcal pneumonia is a potentially serious bacterial lung disease that in severe cases can lead to hospitalization. it may hit quickly, without warning, causing you to miss out on the things you enjoy most. prevnar 13® is not a treatment for pneumococcal pneumonia... it's a vaccine you can get to help protect against it. prevnar 13® is approved for adults to help prevent infections from 13 strains of the bacteria that cause
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[cheers and applause] ♪ ♪ [cheers and applause] >> is this mic working? we want to thank you guys for coming out here and we would not be here without you. there's no way in hell that we could ever have amounted to anything without the support of you guys, we all know what this is like and it's up to us to
stop it, so one last final plug, get out there and vote, get out there and register and -- go right ahead. >> we are united. we are called the united states of america for that reason. together we are whole, together we are one. look to your left, look to your right, brothers and sisters is what i see, together we unit to make a whole, congress, politicians, you are the parents, hear your children cry, we want to come home, we want home, home, home. make our home well, make our home prosperous, make our generation, the generation that fights, make the generation that is change, look at us, look at your children, your children are the ones fighting for their right because they are fighting for the right to survive. we are here today for the survival fact that no more -- no
bloodshed due to the fact of a metal machine made by a human triggered by a human, guns only serve one purpose, to take a life, they don't spare, they don't protect, they take lives, when you stair at a gun, you know it's your end, we are saying no more, we are here to say, we are unites states of america and we are one nation under god indivisible with liberty and justice for all, united america. [cheers and applause] >> are united. [speaking in spanish] [cheers and applause] >> for our people. la lucha sigue. we shall not stop, we are magical, somos poderosos.
we are magic, we are power. la gente, bro, la gente. [cheers and applause] >> as one last important note, i think it's important that we realize we are just like we are all americans, we are all susceptible to the same corruption and greed regardless of where you are and come from, so what we have here, what is constantly being sowed are seeds of corruption, it's our job as democracy to ensure that those seeds never sprout, but the only way you can do that is by getting out and voting, if not for me, everybody else on this stage and every single american child out there, vote for us, vote for our future and help us fight for our lives. [applause] >> the march for our lives.com.
>> hey, everyone. thank you all for coming today. if you look around, you are surrounded by the people who will be making this country a better place and who will be making it easier to sleep at night and easier to wake up and go to school and easier to be american. so to all of you for assisting news the fight for change, thank you, thank you all and the fight begins today and it will not end until we get what we need, thank you. [cheers and applause] >> some young people with a lot of poise in the stage and probably future congressmen and senators out there. >> absolutely. when you watch these -- these students up on that stage and you think about what they have done today to pull together this
amount of people, i just can't help to think, think about what you were doing, rick, what i was doing when we were 17 year's old, 16 and 17, think about what your lives were like in that time in your life and now think about what these kids are doing and what they have done and what they have been through. >> well, that's the key, what they went through, what they've been through, what they continue to live through. >> absolutely. >> the kind of horror that most of us can't even begin to imagine. >> you know, just to think about that and to listen to their words today, we will continue to follow this, of course, throughout the day and the week, that does it for us, we will be back at 4:00 p.m. eastern for more news. >> i will see you at 7:00 p.m. the fox journal editorial report is next it's the #1 prescribed biologic by dermatologists. more than 250,000 patients
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welcome to the journal editorial report. the white house shakeup continued this week with president trump announcing that former u.n. ambassador john bolton would replace h.r. mcmaster as security advisor. this comes on the heels of rex tillerson's ouster last week and as the white house faces key decisions on iran and north korea. does it signal a shift in the administration's foreign policy? let's ask deputy editor of the wall street journal, dan henniger, mary kissel and bill