Hundreds of thousands of people are taking to the streets as part of student-led March For Our Lives rallies in cities across the country and around the globe to demand comprehensive gun control legislation in an effort to end mass shootings. To help amplify their message, marchers have turned to markers, crayons, paint, glitter, and poster boards. But while signs at March For Our Lives rallies vary in how they get their thoughts across, the message is largely the same: We want change.
"The children of this country can no longer go to school in fear that each day could be their last," March For Our Lives organizers said in a statement on their event's official website.
March For Our Lives organizers are demanding lawmakers ban the sale of assault weapons, nothing that "of the 10 deadliest shootings over the last decade, seven involved the use of assault weapons." Organizers' list of demands also includes restricting the sale of high-capacity magazines and closing loopholes in current background check laws. According to organizers this loophole "allows dangerous people who shouldn't be allowed to purchase firearms to slip through the cracks and buy guns online or at gun shows."
Here are some of the best signs spotted at March For Our Lives rallies on Saturday.
Not One More Name
One March For Our Lives participant was inspired to use the names of those who had been killed in mass shootings and school shootings in demanding "not one more name" be added to the list.
No One Should Have To March For Their Lives
Another participant found themselves inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement when designing their March For Our Lives poster.
Grab The NRA By The Glock
Leave it to a teacher to use a clever play on words in one of their March For Our Lives signs.
A Classroom Full Of Reasons To March
A participant at the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. had the students of her 7th grade class sign her poster as a reminder of why she marches.
A Message From Fox & Friends
One marcher knew exactly how to get President Donald Trump's attention: frame your message as a Fox News story.
The Miseducation Of Betsy DeVos
Some March For Our Lives participants directed their criticisms at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Young people definitely know how to work a meme, or rather, how to make a meme work for them. For one marcher, House Speaker Paul Ryan is the disloyal man.
Krusty Krab v. Chum Bucket
It's important to know your memes if you want to fully understand and appreciate some March For Our Lives posters. The subtle message here? Human lives are infinitely better than guns.
Let The Numbers Do The Talking
Two young marchers hoped the years they'd be eligible to vote would instill fear in lawmakers.
"He Doesn't Even Go Here"
One marcher used a popular quote from the movie Mean Girls to take aim at NRA President Wayne LaPierre.
How To Stop A Bad Guy With A Gun
One March For Our Lives participant in New Zealand used their sign to argue that the only thing that could stop a bad guy with a gun was a member of Congress with a spine.
The Only Thing That Belongs Under Desks Are Boogers
One participant used their sign as a gentle reminder that boogers should be the only things hiding under school desks (ew, gross!) in a reference to active shooter drills kids are now forced to run as school shootings become more commonplace.
If Teachers Have To Carry Guns...
One marcher in Washington, D.C. used his sign to criticize President Trump and his suggestion that schools arm teachers in an effort to stop shootings.
"I Love You. We're On Lockdown."
A mother framed her sign around the chilling text her child sent when their school was put on lockdown.
The Power Of Youth
One marcher sought to remind people of how other revolutionary teens forever changed history.
Prayers Don't Stop Gun Violence
One sign spotted on its way to a march served as a reminder to lawmakers that while prayers don't stop gun violence, stricter gun control policies can.
When I Said I'd Rather Die Than Go To Class..
In light of the rise in school shootings, one youth sought to clarify remarks he'd made previously about rather dying than having to go to math class. We feel you, kid.
In The Time It Takes To Read This Sign
A sign spotted at the Philadelphia March For Our Lives showed how many bullets could be fired in just a few seconds.
Babies Against Guns
Toddlers in New York City showed their support for March For Our Lives.
Is That Blood Money In Your Pocket?
What says it better than pockets lined with blood money?
This Is A Crisis Actor
One March For Our Lives rallygoer accused NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch of being a crisis actor.
Sashay Away, NRA
Another rallygoer borrowed a few words from RuPaul to politely tell the NRA their time was up.
A Little Celebrity Sign Action
Actress Alyssa Milano turned up at March For Our Lives with a sign that read "Fear and love cannot live in the same house."
From moving gun violence protest lines to memes to photos, the signs at the March For Our Lives in different cities certainly made an impact.