Students plan 'die-in' for gun control in Nashville

Jun 4, 2018

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some Tennessee students are planning a "die-in" to honor those who lost their lives in a 2016 shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

The Tennessean reports Williamson County students will join a nationwide demonstration known as "National Die-In Day" on Tuesday to push for gun control. The die-in will be held by WilcoStudentsForChange and Marshall County High School students.

The gunman killed 49 people. He was killed in a shootout with a SWAT team.

Last month, the Williamson students hosted a town hall on gun control open to elected candidates and officials.

Fatal mass shootings at schools in several states this year have sparked a nationwide, youth-led movement for stricter gun laws.