Colorado students hold Second Amendment rally in response to gun control movement


A group of Colorado high school students held a Second Amendment rally on Wednesday in response to the gun control movement currently gaining ground with youth in America.

Students at Woodland Park High School began their 30-minute Second Amendment rally with a moment of silence for victims of past school shootings, including the 17 students and faculty members killed during the deadly attack at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February.

Woodland Park High School students hold Second Amendment rally

Haley Armstead, who attended the rally, told KXRM that she participated in the student-led movement because she doesn't "believe that guns are the problem."

"I think it's more of the people and that people are trying to blame an inanimate object for something that's not them," she told the station.

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Christian Garcia, one of the students who organized the rally, told KXRM he helped plan the gathering because he believes there are other ways to prevent school shootings that don't infringe on gun ownership.

"If we have more armed officers or some type of security at our school and teachers train more, that will honestly stop or prevent school shootings a lot more," he said.

The rally comes on the heels of the March for Our Lives protest, which took place in Washington, D.C., and in multiple cities across American and the rest of the world on March 24.

It is estimated that over two hundred thousand students and activists swarmed the streets of the capital to demand that politicians enact tighter gun control laws to avoid future mass shootings.

See photos from the massive rally: