Although the 13-year-old said she feels fortunate to be able to go to a school that has strong security measures in place, she knows there are many students who aren't as lucky.
Family members and students in Shelton, West Hartford, Stonington and many other cities and towns across CT will also march in solidarity following school shootings at Stoneman Douglas High School, Great Mills High School and other schools across the country.
In fact, according to The Trace, former Rep. James Moran (D-Va.) said that the NRA worked with allies in Congress to cut off funding for these grants.
The crowd echoed her, chanting "no more".
Students in Washington, D.C., will walk down Pennsylvania Avenue during march alongside pop stars Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato.
"It's a hard thing to say no to, especially involving these victims", James said.More news: Winter storm watch issued for large swath of Indiana
The push for CDC research on gun violence has received new momentum following a mass shooting at a Florida high school in February. "They are the force and spirit that drives this movement", 17-year-old Sherman said.
But, with the AR-15 being the weapon of choice in so many shootings (it is the most popular gun in America, after all) we found ourselves curious as to why the people who sell them enjoy them so much, and we wanted to document them accurately and fairly - as they were, not as we saw fit to manipulate their perspective for our own narrative.
"A super key point is to remember communication", Meek says.
Trump is at his Florida home for the weekend.
"Every time these kids get out and march, every time people take to the streets, every time they lift their voices, they make it harder for Congress to pay attention only to the (National Rifle Association) and ignore the people of this country", she told reporters in Springfield. "I think there are a lot of potential solutions, including closing loopholes for gun shows, ensuring universal background checks and ensuring that criminals have no access to firearms".
Dozens of protesters are rallying outside the U.S. Embassy in London in solidarity with the "March for Our Lives" protest against gun violence.More news: Trump Signs Spending Bill, Averting Government Shutdown
Amnesty International U.K.'s director Kate Allen referred to the 1996 school killings at Dunblane Primary School in Scotland, in which 16 students and a teacher were killed.
"We have never lived in a world where there weren't major school shootings", said Kate Lebrun, 18.
Hundreds of marches are planned in US cities and dozens of locations overseas.
By mid-afternoon Saturday the rallies had proceeded peacefully, with small and scattered counter-protests by opponents of stricter gun control.
Organizers of the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington hoped their protest would match in numbers and spirit last year's women's march, one of the largest Washington protests since the Vietnam era and one that far exceeded predictions of 300,000 demonstrators.
Trump has flip-flopped on gun control, proposing arming teachers while backing away from earlier support for raising age limits after meeting with senior figures from the National Rifle Association, the powerful USA pro-gun lobby group.More news: Reaction to omnibus spending bill signed by Trump