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Walkouts staged by U.S. students, including some Arkansans; voter registration paired with protests against gun violence

By Democrat-Gazette staff and wire reports

This article was published April 21, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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Students in Manchester, N.H., set up two rings of chairs around the words “never again” as part of Friday’s nationwide gun-violence protests that took place on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Colorado.

Students from Florida to Chicago started streaming out of their schools in the latest round of gun-control activism after the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla.

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BOLTAR says... April 21, 2018 at 8:33 a.m.

These first-time voters will certainly have their litmus test at the polls. Can you guess what it might be? Can you guess what party gets their votes?

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GeneralMac says... April 21, 2018 at 10:21 a.m.

My guess is most of "these" that BOLTAR refers to will vote Democrat.
They most likely would have voted Democrat anyway.

Glad "these" represent a very small percentage of first time voters.

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BOLTAR says... April 21, 2018 at 10:34 a.m.

In close races, small percentages can be decisive, so I'm glad many Republicans foolishly mock them, alienate them, and write them off.

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GeneralMac says... April 21, 2018 at 10:54 a.m.

BOLTAR........a very SMALL percentage of students walked out.

The ones who didn't will not let the " activists" dictate their voting.

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GeneralMac says... April 21, 2018 at 11:41 a.m.

( from the article )...." Among those who helped orchestrate the walkout......and the voter registration push------was the progressive group indivisible, which formed after the 2016 election to oppose Trump's policies"

Confirms my posts above.

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mozarky2 says... April 21, 2018 at 12:17 p.m.

These walkouts have accomplished little, save for a huge increase in new NRA memberships and donations. Also reveals that the "progs" desire total gun bans and the repeal of the Second Amendment.
And gun control barely registers on a list of voter priorities.

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BOLTAR says... April 21, 2018 at 12:28 p.m.

To be so ineffective, they sure got the right-wingers jabbering.

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GeneralMac says... April 21, 2018 at 1:26 p.m.

BOLTAR.....the first one "jabbering" abut this today was YOU.

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GeneralMac says... April 21, 2018 at 2:33 p.m.

" an estimated 150,000 students protested Friday "

The March 14 rally " drew nearly a million"

So, in just a little over 5 weeks the number was only 15% of the March 14 number .

Just like pouring water over the embers of a campfire, the sound is one of fizzling out.

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GeneralMac says... April 21, 2018 at 2:34 p.m.

But, BOLTAR,go ahead and make gun control YOUR litmus test as it looks like fewer and fewer students are doing so.

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