Under pressure after the deadliest-ever shooting at a USA high school, Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to quickly complete a proposed rule that would treat "bump stocks" as machine guns, which could effectively outlaw them in the United States.
Meanwhile, students gathered outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Many of them came from Maryland, where walkouts organized on social media called for students to march to the Capitol and call for gun control.
Students from Southwest High School walked out of school around 11:30 a.m., marching for gun reform.
"Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the families, students, faculty, and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida".
Almost 100 students at a high school in Independence, Kentucky left school during their lunch period on Wednesday for speeches from their fellow students, though other student groups across the country have left school altogether to speak on the issue.
"They're voting to have shootings continually happen", said survivor Noah Kaufman, 16, reported the Associated Press. "These people who voted down the bill haven't experienced what we did. We've had enough "you're in our consideration, we're going to think about it, we're going to tell you how we feel because we support you so much" because we know that that is not true.
Prince William and Kate bond with children and charm crowds in Sunderland
The couple officially opened a new music and arts hub housed in a formerly derelict fire station in the north-east city. The royals eventually got to see The Northern Spire, which is twice as tall as Nelson's Column.
"Because of Tuesday's vote not to remove the bill from committee and let it be considered by the full House, the bill is essentially dead for this session, since the committees will not meet again before March 9", the Florida House said in a statement.
"It's unbelievable to see the amount of people we have supporting us here", he said.
As they marched yesterday (February 20) they shouted "we want change, we want change", according to CBS Miami.
"You are so powerful, '" said Delaney Tarr, a senior at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. "I mean, in business, that's what you have to do", Scott said.
In the Chicago suburbs, students also walked out of high schools in Naperville, Aurora, Batavia, Schaumburg, Oak Park and elsewhere. She's one of a number of FGCU students who went to Stoneman Douglas.