Crowd gathers for 'March for Our Lives' Rally in Downtown Shreveport

Crowd gathers for 'March for Our Lives' Rally in Downtown Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - As people storm the streets in Washington D.C., over a hundred people came out to the Caddo Parish Courthouse in solidarity on Saturday.

A number of Caddo Parish students are leading the march in Shreveport.

Frashay Jeter, a rally organizer and Caddo Magnet High School senior, said she's fed up with congress' inaction on new gun legislation.

"We're demanding you fix this problem," said Jeter. "We know what we stand for and what we believe in...We need better gun control and we need congress to step up and do something about this."

Jeter said she doesn't want the federal government to take away guns from those who rightfully own them. Rather, she's calling for congress to bolster restrictions so firearms can't fall into the wrong hands.

"Just because we're young, just because we are teens - we are young adults," said Jeter. "We know what the world is like and we are living in the same world as y'all."

A number of educators walked alongside their students calling for widespread common sense gun reform.

"I don't think enough action has been done since Columbine," said Kathryn Buckner, a 5th grade teacher at A.C. Steere elementary. "It's just a lot of discussion and nothing really changes - I want something to change."

Bucker told KSLA she often teaches in fear of the unthinkable unfolding in her classroom.

"I keep my door locked at all times," said Buckner. "Where would I hide my students, what would I do if they came into my classroom?"

The event follows the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were gunned down. Students across the nation are pressing for the government for a change in gun laws.

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