“I’m watching the news and I see they’re saying, ‘Well we have to do something about this. We have to enact some sort of gun control legislation because this is what the kids are asking for.’ And I’m thinking, ‘I’m not asking for that,’ ” Riley said. “I look at my friends and I think ‘They’re not asking for that.’
“I wanted to give a voice to all of the people who feel that they’re being misrepresented by the media.”
Zach Bell, 18, a senior at Grand Ledge High School near Lansing, Mich., is one of those planning to walk out. He said the event is an opportunity for students to voice support for the Second Amendment.
“It is a vital part of our Bill of Rights,” Bell said. “I believe it’s important. Without it we wouldn’t be the country that we are today.”