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You probably know the name Emma Gonzales by now. If not, you should.

In the aftermath of the mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Gonzalez stepped up during an anti-gun rally to deliver an impassioned speech.

After surviving a gunman opening fire at her school, killing 17 and leaving more than a dozen injured, Gonzalez's cry for stricter gun control is more personal than most.

She said:

Every single person up here today, all these people should be home grieving.

But instead, we are up here standing together because if all our government and President can do is send thoughts and prayers, then it's time for victims to be the change that we need to see.

She challenged US President Donald Trump, who tried to place the blame on the neighbours and classmates of the "mentally disturbed" alleged gunman for not reporting him sooner.

Gonzalez said:

If the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a terrible tragedy and how it should never have happened and maintain telling us how nothing is going to be done about it.

I’m going to happily ask him how much money he received from the National Rifle Association.

Trump received millions of dollars for his 2016 presidential election campaign from the National Rifle Association.

People were full of praise for Gonzalez.

Gonzalez's speech has become an emblem for evermore furious gun control advocacy.

Survivors are leading the discussion.

Students are also organising a gun control march in Washington and other major cities in March.

Has anyone made the call for Gonzalez 2020 yet?

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