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Students and others rally for gun control at state Capitol

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In the wake of the mass shooting at a high school in Florida – students and others gathered at the state Capitol.

They want a ban on assault rifles. Stricter background checks before buying a gun. More money for mental health services. But most of all, the high school students at the rally want to feel safe in their schools.

Lily Ferris goes to Holt High School. She was at the rally with her friend Kennedi Carpenter. She says school shootings are happening too often.

“We’re not like, trying to ban guns from America forever, and they’re getting very protective over it. But we’re getting like protective over our lives.”

Students across the state and nation are planning a walk-out on the one month anniversary of the Florida shooting.