Students at Rancho High hold rally calling for stricter gun laws


Governor Brian Sandoval, R-NV, signed an executive order Monday that establishes a statewide school safety task force.  The task force may include a number of officials, including the state superintendent of public instruction, and a member of the Nevada State Senate, and the Nevada State Assembly.

The executive order requires that the task force deliver an initial report of its activities to the governor, on or before Aug. 1, which includes a review of current law related to school safety, and a summary of any recommended actions that can be taken to improve it.

The order comes just days after students around the country lead a nation-wide protest against gun violence. On Monday, some local students continued to rally, demanding stricter gun laws.

Students near Rancho High School say they want to keep the movement going, so a group of about 40 rallied after school in front of the campus.  The students chose to do this instead of walking out during classroom hours.

Local advocates and parents were also among the crowd.  Everyone held up signs, yelling chants calling for stricter gun laws.

Many wore yellow and orange clothing; these are the colors that represent gun violence awareness.  The rally went on for about an hour before the crowd began to disburse.

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