Woodland Park High School students organize pro-gun standup

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Students and community members gathered near Woodland Park High School Wednesday for a pro-gun standup.

The student-organized event had no affiliation to the high school, but the school district did get word of the walkout and increased security.

Back in March, a nationwide walkout was held to honor victims lost in the Florida school shooting, demanding lawmakers to pass tougher gun-control laws.

Wednesday, students at the pro-gun standup also honored school shooting victims and voiced their concerns.

“I don’t believe that guns are the problem,” Woodland Park student Haley Armstead said. “I think it’s more of the people and that people are trying to blame an inanimate object for something that’s not them.”

One of the student organizers, Christian Garcia, told FOX21 why it’s so important to hold events like this.

“If we have more armed officers or some type of security at our school and teachers train more, that will honestly stop or prevent school shootings a lot more,” Garcia said.

Some community members gathered near Woodland Park High School and supported students, while also voicing their opinions.

“Guns don’t kill, people do. If you could take the guns away from bad guys, which in reality that is not going to happen, they’d find another tool,” Mac McClung, owner of Bad Rock Auto in Woodland Park, said.

Students were given 30 minutes to participate in the walkout before heading back inside.

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