March for Our Lives
March for Our Lives (MFOL) is a leftist organization similar to Women's March that is best known for organizing its namesake protest on 24 March 2018, with the main event taking place in Washington D.C. and similar protests being held all over the United States. MFOL, whose main goal was to push for stricter gun control, was founded in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting, a tragedy which was extensively used by the mainstream media to advocate against the second amendment. MFOL also stood for other liberal positions (such as opposition to Donald Trump), though to a lesser degree. After the protests concluded, MFOL faded somewhat into obscurity.
MFOL's initial run was marked by a hefty amount of anti-NRA rhetoric in the media,as well as a major focus on the activism of anti-gun Stoneman Douglas survivors such as David Hogg and Emma González. Meanwhile, pro-second amendment survivors like Kyle Kashuv were ignored almost entirely.
MFOL and its advocates also presented Gen Z as a generation unified in favor of stricter gun laws, though surveys tend to indicate younger generations are not actually any more likely to support gun control than their elders. Additionally, it was found that only 10% of participants in the protest were 18 years of age or younger, with the average age of attendees being just under 49.
While the protests achieved a large turnout and were continuously praised by Democratic Party officials and news outlets, it is difficult to demonstrate anything that was actually accomplished by the activism in the long term.
The official website and social media accounts set up for MFOL are still active, and are now mainly dedicated to encouraging voter registration as well as supporting other left-wing endeavors, such as the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests.