In February, a former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, shot 17 people dead and injured 14 more in the deadliest U.S. school shooting since Sandy Hook.
School shootings are far from uncommon in the United States, and according to The Guardian, the shooting in Florida was the eighth school shooting just seven weeks into 2018. Most schools now regularly practice shooting drills just as they do fire drills.
There's also been debate on how to deal with the problem. One of the nation’s largest sports retailers, Dick’s Sporting Goods, said they would stop selling all assault-style rifles in its stores. They'll also no longer sell high-capacity magazines, and no longer sell any gun to anyone under 21 years of age.