WNY students lobby for gun control

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) - Following the Parkland Shooting in February four Western New York students united over their desire for change. On Tuesday, the students went to Albany to lobby for that change with supporting gun control. 

The students are from three different high schools across Western New York. They met with politicians such as Senators Tim Kennedy and Chris Jacobs to learn about the legislative processes that would need to take place to strengthen gun laws. 

They joined a day of lobbying held by New Yorkers Against Gun Violence with the hope of having the younger generations perspective appreciated. 

"So often when groups go to lobby the legislators hear from adults," Williamsville South Senior Meghan Hall said, "We think that having younger voices involved is a new perspective and an important perspective."

The trip lasted about 16 hours, with the students now ready to contact their local government officials on how to support the change. 

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