Anti-gun control group criticises 'March for Our Lives' rally

ANI | Updated: Mar 25, 2018 10:09 IST

Washington DC, [USA] Mar. 25 (ANI): National Rifle Association, a lobbyist group which opposes restrictions on gun sales and ownership in the US, has criticised the anti-gun protest, 'March for Our Lives' rally and said it was a movement supported by billionaires to strip the right to protect one's family.

In the wake of last month's shooting at a Florida school, which claimed 17 lives, thousands of people flooded the Pennsylvania Avenue in the American capital of Washington for the "March for Our Lives" on March 24 to support tougher gun controls.

Students from the Florida school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School, and people from all walks of life, including Hollywood celebrities, came out in huge numbers to participate in the march.

CNN reported that NRA, however, posted a video and said that it is the 'gun-hating' elites who are 'exploiting children' to destroy second amendment (which is the right of the people to keep and bear arms) and are trying to strip the means of defending one's family.

The video also urged citizens to join NRA for the safety of children across America, further reported CNN.

Earlier on March 15, in a clarion call for action against gun violence precisely one month post the Florida shooting which claimed 17 lives, students from more than 3,000 schools took to the streets from Washington to Los Angeles and from New York to Parkland, reported the Independent.(ANI)