Dozens of protesters poured in Tennessee State Capitol On Thursday, they called on lawmakers to take action on gun violence as they appeared to mourn the loss of the former transgender student who shot and killed six people at a Christian private school in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier this week.
While several people raised six fingers, video from the demonstration showed several protesters holding up seven fingers at one point in a clear display of the number of lives lost in Monday’s shooting.
One protester can be heard saying in the video: “Every death is a tragedy, all of you. Seven lives.”
Breitbart News reporter Spencer Lindquist Take the shots of protesters and posted on social media Thursday, just days after three children and three staff members were shot and killed by Audrey Hill, a 28-year-old former transgender student, Monday at Covenant School in Nashville.
last Video of the protest Demonstrators were shown arguing and shouting at law enforcement officials at the Volunteer State Capitol as they called for legislative action to prevent more school shootings.
school principal Kathryn Consey, 60; substitute teacher Cynthia Beck, 61; Ranger Mike Hill, also 61, was killed in the shooting Monday. Three 9-year-old students were also killed: Haley Scruggs, Evelyn Dichhaus and William Kenny.
Hill fired through a locked glass door and entered the school armed with two rifles and a handgun around 10:13 a.m. Monday.
officer Rex EngelbertThe 27-year-old arrived shortly after the shooting began and immediately began clearing classrooms with other officers in search of the shooter. As Hill began shooting at the other responding officers from the second floor, Engelbert went upstairs with Officer Michael Collazo, 31, and confronted Hill, who was shot and killed.
Three Democratic Representatives in the Tennessee State Assembly Join the pro-gun control protesters At a rally Thursday night in Nashville, including Democratic state Rep. Justin Jones, Justin Pearson, and Gloria Johnson.
“Power to the People” Jones He shouted through the megaphone on the floor of the room.
Protesters at the Tennessee State Capitol have called for a ban on assault weapons in the wake of the mass shooting, and federal lawmakers representing Tennessee are taking action.
US Senators Marsha Blackburn and Bill Haggerty, both Republicans from Tennessee, announced Thursday that they will present The Insurance Aid for Every School Act (SAFE) After the mass shooting.
The bill would create a $900 million grant program for both public and private schools to train and hire former law enforcement officers and veterans to increase security for students.
Fox News’ Houston Kane and The Associated Press contributed to this report.