By Grace Carr
Esquire published a Monday article claiming that Saturday’s “March For Our Lives” rally ended the debate over gun control.
“Our national debate about guns is over,” reads the first sentence of the article “There’s No Going Back From What Happened This Weekend. The Gun Debate Is Over.” “It ended on a day in March when millions of ordinary Americans, angry and frustrated and mourning, took to their streets to declare it over,” the article claims.
The rally took place in the nation’s capital on March 24.
The rally came in response to a tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Rally-goers gathered in droves to call on lawmakers to pass stricter gun laws.
The Esquire article claims that the debate is over and the only question left is “how far and how fast the change will come.” Despite Esquire’s bold assertion, lawmakers and countless Americans continue to debate what methods will best prevent tragedies like the Parkland shooting from happening.
Less than 10 percent of those in the crowd were under the age of 18, according to University of Maryland sociologist Dana Fisher who conducted a study of the demographics of Saturday’s march.
Many expected the rally to surpass the numbers at the Women’s March in 2017, which saw 500,000 protesters converge on the capital.