#NeverAgainMSD and the March for Our Lives Movement

American Youth for Gun Control





social movement, youth protest, gun culture, gun control, gun rights, firearms, March for Our Lives


The United States gives citizens the right to own guns and has developed a specific culture of gun presence in everyday life. However, this privilege raises many controversies, and gun-related deaths are one of the most common causes of death in the U.S. Media often report on tragic shootings in the country. Nonetheless, there is still no clear regulation of legal issues in the field of gun control. This text is devoted to the issue of the March for Our Lives (MFOL) social movement created by a group of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The movement was established in response to a shooting that occurred at the school on February 14, 2018. The massacre caused shock almost all over the United States and gave rise to a series of great demonstrations in favor of gun control, which turned into the March For Our Lives social movement. Why did this movement appear after the events at the Parkland school, and what was its formation like? Did the term “potential tipping point” in the context of gun control and MFOL come true? What is the balance between the organizers’ assumptions and the actual results? This text analyzes the events of 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and attempts to answer the question about the essence of the March for Our Lives movement.

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Author Biography

Marek Dziobak, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

M.A. in American Studies. He graduated from the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora at the Jagiellonian University and studied also at the Roma Tre University. His research focuses on American culture and society. He has researched a birth and evolution of Orson Welles’ radio theater. Currently, he focuses on protest movements in the U.S. He works as an administrative officer at the John Cabot University in Rome.


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How to Cite

Dziobak, M. “#NeverAgainMSD and the March for Our Lives Movement: American Youth for Gun Control”. Ad Americam, vol. 24, Nov. 2023, pp. 15-32, doi:10.12797/AdAmericam.24.2023.24.02.